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Windows 7: What is the original W7 folder structure

07 May 2015   #1

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What is the original W7 folder structure

I want to know the hierarchy of the w7 folder structure as it is shipped out .

I have searched the web but no one lists the structure. all the sites I found touch very lightly on the subject or deal with a specific issue someone is having.

If I could have preferences, I would love the MS terms and then any comments one might have that describe what a folder's original purpose was. Ie. folder x (is the name) and holds data that is global in nature (purpose). BUT I will be happy with just a tree of the original folder structure.

Yes. i could use xcopy.


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08 May 2015   #2

Windows 10 Pro X64

One easy way to get this is to install Windows 7 as a virtual guest under Oracle VirtualBox or VMWare, Then you can use Command Prompt commands or one of several programs (treemap??) to get the info you want.

For instance, I used tree c:\ from a Elevated Command Prompt under Windows 8.1 to get a complete folder tree. First page looks like this:

What is the original W7 folder structure-win8.1treemap.jpg

Goes on for the entire boot drive.

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