specific folders virtual directories for a sharepoint application RRS feed

  • Question

  • could you please provide me a list of folders with their usage which are created munder the web application folder min a sharepoint site.

    Note: please also include folders which does not get created first up such as wpcatalogs etc..


    or, could you please direct me to a link which has this piece opf description. 

    Many Thanks

    Saturday, September 3, 2011 6:13 AM


  • I have tried to compile the folders significance under the web applications virtual directory


    The _app_bin folder was designed to hold application assemblies which were previously installed in _layouts/bin.  WebPart assemblies are *not* supposed to be installed in this folder. Put your assemblies in GAC or the bin, but not the _app_bin.


    This folder is used by FrontPage Extensions/SharePoint Designer. It contains Legacy FrontPage Server Extensions files/folders. The reason for having these folders is that they provide the underlying infrastructure files for the many features SharePoint Designer provides.


    Contains compiled assemblies (.dll files) for controls, components, or other code that you want to reference in your application. Any classes represented by code in the Bin folder are automatically referenced in your application.


    Contains browser definitions (.browser files) that ASP.NET uses to identify individual browsers and determine their capabilities.


    Contains resources (.resx and .resources files) that are compiled into assemblies with global scope. Resources in the App_GlobalResources folder are strongly typed and can be accessed programmatically.


    Contains configuration file for Web Parts

    For more detailed information refer


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    • Edited by Dhirendra Yadav Saturday, September 3, 2011 7:24 AM
    • Marked as answer by Pengyu Zhao Wednesday, September 14, 2011 9:04 AM
    Saturday, September 3, 2011 7:22 AM