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Sams Teach Yourself SharePoint® 2010 Development in 24 Hours by Vinu Santhakumari, Manpreet Singh, Sohail Sayed

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Understanding the 14 Hive and SharePoint Virtual Directories

As mentioned in the previous section a special folder is created at C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14. This is called the SharePoint root or the 14 Hive. The 14 Hive is an important folder, and it contains important files for SharePoint. Some important subfolders in the 14 Hive are shown in Table 2.1.

Table 2.1. SharePoint Virtual Directories

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Now that you have looked at the physical structure of the 14 Hive, open the IIS Manager (inetmgr.exe) and ...

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