Known folder identifier keys

A known folder identifier is a GUID that identifies a system folder. It was introduced in Windows Vista to replace the constant special item identifier list (CSIDL).

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions

Values:

Name Data type Description
Attributes REG_DWORD
Category REG_DWORD
Name REG_SZ Name of the known folder
LocalizedName REG_EXPAND_SZ Localized name of the known folder
ParentFolder REG_SZ Path of the parent directory known folder, can contain a known folder identifier
PreCreate REG_DWORD
RelativePath REG_SZ Relative path of the known folder