Restore a Missing Personal User Folder in Vista

I double as the IT department at work because I’m geeky. My boss’ wife had some issues on vista because she had created multiple desktop and document folders. I’m posting this if I ever need this information again.

To restore a personal user folder if it has been deleted, in the wrong location, or is missing from your C:\Users\(user name) or Start menu location:

1. Open the Start menu.

2. In the white line (Start Search) area, type in the shell command for the missing Personal User folder and press Enter.

User Folder Shell Command
Contacts shell:Contacts
Desktop shell:desktop
Documents shell:Personal
Downloads shell:downloads
Favorites shell:Favorites
Links shell:Links
Music shell:My Music
Pictures shell:My Pictures
Saved Games shell:SavedGames
Searches shell:Searches
Videos shell:My Video

Picasa 3 beta (windows only)

Again, Google continues to carry out its mission: to try to take over the world.

I’ve just downloaded the Picasa 3 beta. You can now make movies, take screenshots and webcam shots, add watermarks and print captions. It also comes with a new photo viewer that looks like this:

Hey, the easter egg still works! Anyone else trying out the beta?

Google Chrome Beta Download (Windows Only)

Edit: Sept. 3, 2008
me: i miss my adblocker
joey: it has adblock
joey: doesn’t it
joey: o wait it doesn’t
joey: lol it doesnt’ block google ads

oh, and type about:internets into the address bar to get a fun little animation.

If you haven’t heard the news, Google released its own browser today. Google Chrome – Download. Anyone try it out yet? You can check out the comic book or more features in video form.