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Directory Structure - Windows Mobile 2003
By Chris De Herrera, Copyright 2003
Version 1.00  Revised 10/13/2003

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Introduction

This is a comprehensive overview of the directory structure of a typical Windows Mobile 2003. It supports long file names and subdirectories with spaces.  Also, data files stored in internal ram (not flash) are compressed at approximately a 2 to 1 ratio.

Pocket PC 2002 Directory Structure
Directory Description
\ConnMgr Connection Manager configuration files
\My Documents Where you store documents from Word or Excel
\My Documents\Annotations Where annotations are placed
\My Documents\Business A directory for business documents
\My Documents\Calls Notes from phone calls - Only on Phone Edition
\My Documents\My Pictures A directory for storing pictures for the Pictures application
\My Documents\Personal A directory for personal documents
\My Documents\Templates Templates for Word and Excel
\Profiles\Default does not appear to be used
\Program Files Where programs should be stored. Use subdirectories to organize them.
\Storage Card flash card
\Storage Card2 flash card
\Temp Temporary files
\Windows All .DLLs, help files, sounds and backgrounds are stored here
\Windows\AppButtons Shortcuts for the application launch buttons
\Windows\AppMgr Installation information for installed programs
\Windows\AppMgr\Install Installation information for installed programs
\Windows\Avantgo AvantGo
\Windows\Avantgo\avgoversion AvantGo
\Windows\Favorites Internet Explorer Shortcuts to favorite websites (may include subdirectories)
\Windows\Fonts Truetype fonts are placed here.
\Windows\Help Help Files (in HTML format only)
\Windows\Messaging e-mail files
\Windows\Profiles  
\Windows\Profiles\Guest  
\Windows\Profiles\Guest\\Cookies Where your Pocket IE cookies are stored
\Windows\Profiles\Guest\History Where your Pocket IE history is stored
\Windows\Profiles\Guest\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5 Where your temporary Pocket IE files are stored in subdirectories
\Windows\Programs  
\Windows\Rings Where you place your custom ringtones (Phone Edition Only)
\Windows\Start Menu Shortcuts to programs that will appear in the Start menu
\Windows\Start Menu\Programs Shortcuts to programs that will appear in the Programs menu
\Windows\Start Menu\Settings does not appear to be used
\Windows\Startup Programs run on reset (not power up)
\Windows\temporary Internet Files does not appear to be used
\Windows\www\wwwpub does not appear to be used

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