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
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