The User Shell Folders key stores paths to Windows Explorer folders.

The key exists at:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

            AND

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

Entries in the User Shell Folders key take precedence over entries in the Shell Folders key.

Entries in HKEY_CURRENT_USER take precedence over entries in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.

Entries in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders are NOT used in Windows 2000.

The default settings in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders are:

  Name:            AppData
  Type:            REG_EXPAND_SZ
  Data:            %USERPROFILE%\Application Data
 
  Name:            Cache
  Type:            REG_EXPAND_SZ
  Data:            %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files
 
  Name:            Cookies
  Type:            REG_EXPAND_SZ
  Data:            %USERPROFILE%\Cookies
 
  Name:            Desktop
  Type:            REG_EXPAND_SZ
  Data:            %USERPROFILE%\Desktop
 
  Name:            Favorites
  Type:            REG_EXPAND_SZ
  Data:            %USERPROFILE%\Favorites
 
  Name:            History
  Type:            REG_EXPAND_SZ
  Data:            %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\History
 
  Name:            Local AppData
  Type:            REG_EXPAND_SZ
  Data:            %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data
 
  Name:            Local Settings
  Type:            REG_EXPAND_SZ
  Data:            %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings
 
  Name:            My Pictures
  Type:            REG_EXPAND_SZ
  Data:            %USERPROFILE%\My Documents\My Pictures
 
  Name:            NetHood
  Type:            REG_EXPAND_SZ
  Data:            %USERPROFILE%\NetHood
 
  Name:            Personal
  Type:            REG_EXPAND_SZ
  Data:            %USERPROFILE%\My Documents
 
  Name:            PrintHood
  Type:            REG_EXPAND_SZ
  Data:            %USERPROFILE%\PrintHood
 
  Name:            Programs
  Type:            REG_EXPAND_SZ
  Data:            %USERPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs
 
  Name:            Recent
  Type:            REG_EXPAND_SZ
  Data:            %USERPROFILE%\Recent
 
  Name:            SendTo
  Type:            REG_EXPAND_SZ
  Data:            %USERPROFILE%\SendTo
 
  Name:            Start Menu
  Type:            REG_EXPAND_SZ
  Data:            %USERPROFILE%\Start Menu
 
  Name:            Startup
  Type:            REG_EXPAND_SZ
  Data:            %USERPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
 
  Name:            Templates
  Type:            REG_EXPAND_SZ
  Data:            %USERPROFILE%\Templates