By default, these folders are hidden and/or displayed to the user.

Here is a list of folders & location Windows XP system vs. Windows 7 and Vista systems:

 

Windows Vista & 7

Windows XP

\Users

\Documents and Settings

\Users\$USER$\Documents

\Documents and Settings\$USER$\My Documents

\Users\$USER$\Music

\Documents and Settings\$USER$\My Documents\My Music

\Users\$USER$\Pictures

\Documents and Settings\$USER$\My Documents\My Pictures

\Users\$USER$\Videos

\Documents and Settings\$USER$\My Documents\My Videos

\Users\$USER$\AppData\Roaming

\Documents and Settings\$USER$\Application Data

\Users\$USER$\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies

\Documents and Settings\$USER$\Cookies

\Users\$USER$\AppData\Local

\Documents and Settings\$USER$\Local Settings

\Users\$USER$\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Network Shortcuts

\Documents and Settings\$USER$\NetHood

\Users\$USER$\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Printer Shortcuts

\Documents and Settings\$USER$\PrintHood

\Users\$USER$\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent

\Documents and Settings\$USER$\Recent

\Users\$USER$\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo

\Documents and Settings\$USER$\SendTo

\Users\$USER$\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu

\Documents and Settings\$USER$\Start Menu

\Users\$USER$\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates

\Documents and Settings\$USER$\Templates

\Users\$USER$\AppData\Local

\Documents and Settings\$USER$\Local Settings\Application Data

\Users\$USER$\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\History

\Documents and Settings\$USER$\Local Settings\History

\Users\$USER$\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files

\Documents and Settings\$USER$\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files

\ProgramData

\Documents and Settings\All Users

\ProgramData

\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data

\Users\Public\Desktop

\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop

\Users\Public\Documents

\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents

\Users\Public\Favorites

\Documents and Settings\All Users\Favorites

\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu

\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu

\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Templates

\Documents and Settings\All Users\Templates

\Users\Default

\Documents and Settings\Default User

 
Figure 1 shows the registry hive (Windows 7 & Vista), which includes entries for position directories associated with the user profile.

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

Figure 1



Figure 2 shows the (Windows 7 & Vista) public directories.

Registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders


Figure 2


Figure 3 shows the registry hive (Windows XP).

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

Figure 3




Figure 4 shows the (Windows XP) public directories.

Registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders


Figure 4




Hope useful and never get "Access Denied" error again.