Shell Commands List for Windows 10  

    Shell Commands List for Windows 10

    Shell Commands List for Windows 10

    Complete List of Windows 10 Shell Commands
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    21 May 2021
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    Complete List of Windows 10 Shell Commands

    A shell command can be typed in the Run (Windows+R) dialog, search, File Explorer address bar, and Internet Explorer address bar to open a Windows shell folder.

    This tutorial will show you a complete list of shell commands that can be used to easily open or create shortcuts of specific shell folders in Windows 10.

    The red shell commands in the table below are new to Windows 10.

    You can find the shell command listed in the Name string value data for each CLSID (GUID) key number at the registry location below.


    You can create a shortcut with a shell command by adding explorer in front of the shell command.

    For example:

    explorer shell:command

    Shell Command Opens
    shell:3D Objects %UserProfile%\3D Objects
    shell:AccountPictures %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\AccountPictures
    shell:AddNewProgramsFolder Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Get Programs
    shell:Administrative Tools %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools
    shell:AppData %AppData%
    shell:Application Shortcuts %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Application Shortcuts
    shell:AppsFolder Applications
    shell:AppUpdatesFolder Installed Updates
    shell:Cache %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache
    shell:Camera Roll %UserProfile%\Pictures\Camera Roll
    shell:CD Burning %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Burn\Burn
    shell:ChangeRemoveProgramsFolder Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Programs and Features
    shell:Common Administrative Tools %ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools
    shell:Common AppData %ProgramData%
    shell:Common Desktop %Public%\Desktop
    shell:Common Documents %Public%\Documents
    shell:CommonDownloads %Public%\Downloads
    shell:CommonMusic %Public%\Music
    shell:CommonPictures %Public%\Pictures
    shell:Common Programs %ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    shell:CommonRingtones %ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Ringtones
    shell:Common Start Menu %ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu
    shell:Common Startup %ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    shell:Common Templates %ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Templates
    shell:CommonVideo %Public%\Videos
    shell:ConflictFolder Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Sync Center\Conflicts
    shell:ConnectionsFolder Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Network Connections
    shell:Contacts %UserProfile%\Contacts
    shell:ControlPanelFolder Control Panel\All Control Panel Items
    shell:Cookies %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\INetCookies
    shell:Cookies\Low %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\INetCookies\Low
    shell:CredentialManager %AppData%\Microsoft\Credentials
    shell:CryptoKeys %AppData%\Microsoft\Crypto
    shell:desktop Desktop
    shell:device Metadata Store %ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\DeviceMetadataStore
    shell:documentsLibrary Libraries\Documents
    shell:downloads %UserProfile%\Downloads
    shell:dpapiKeys %AppData%\Microsoft\Protect
    shell:Favorites %UserProfile%\Favorites
    shell:Fonts %WinDir%\Fonts
    shell:Games (removed in version 1803) Games
    shell:GameTasks %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\GameExplorer
    shell:History %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\History
    shell:HomeGroupCurrentUserFolder Homegroup\(user-name)
    shell:HomeGroupFolder Homegroup
    shell:ImplicitAppShortcuts %AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\ImplicitAppShortcuts
    shell:InternetFolder Internet Explorer
    shell:Libraries Libraries
    shell:Links %UserProfile%\Links
    shell:Local AppData %LocalAppData%
    shell:LocalAppDataLow %UserProfile%\AppData\LocalLow
    shell:MusicLibrary Libraries\Music
    shell:MyComputerFolder This PC
    shell:My Music %UserProfile%\Music
    shell:My Pictures %UserProfile%\Pictures
    shell:My Video %UserProfile%\Videos
    shell:NetHood %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Network Shortcuts
    shell:NetworkPlacesFolder Network
    shell:OneDrive OneDrive
    shell:OneDriveCameraRoll %UserProfile%\OneDrive\Pictures\Camera Roll
    shell:OneDriveDocuments %UserProfile%\OneDrive\Documents
    shell:OneDriveMusic %UserProfile%\OneDrive\Music
    shell:OneDrivePictures %UserProfile%\OneDrive\Pictures
    shell:Personal %UserProfile%\Documents
    shell:PicturesLibrary Libraries\Pictures
    shell:PrintersFolder All Control Panel Items\Printers
    shell:PrintHood %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Printer Shortcuts
    shell:Profile %UserProfile%
    shell:ProgramFiles %ProgramFiles%
    shell:ProgramFilesCommon %ProgramFiles%\Common Files
    shell:ProgramFilesCommonX64 %ProgramFiles%\Common Files (64-bit Windows only)
    shell:ProgramFilesCommonX86 %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Common Files (64-bit Windows only)
    shell:ProgramFilesX64 %ProgramFiles% (64-bit Windows only)
    shell:ProgramFilesX86 %ProgramFiles(x86)% (64-bit Windows only)
    shell:Programs %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    shell:Public %Public%
    shell:PublicAccountPictures %Public%\AccountPictures
    shell:PublicGameTasks %ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\GameExplorer
    shell:PublicLibraries %Public%\Libraries
    shell:Quick Launch %AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
    shell:Recent %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent
    shell:RecordedTVLibrary Libraries\Recorded TV
    shell:RecycleBinFolder Recycle Bin
    shell:ResourceDir %WinDir%\Resources
    shell:Ringtones %ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Ringtones
    shell:Roamed Tile Images %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\RoamedTileImages
    shell:Roaming Tiles %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\RoamingTiles
    shell:::{2559a1f3-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0} Run dialog box
    shell:SavedGames %UserProfile%\Saved Games
    shell:Screenshots %UserProfile%\Pictures\Screenshots
    shell:Searches %UserProfile%\Searches
    shell:SearchHistoryFolder %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\ConnectedSearch\History
    shell:SearchHomeFolder search-ms:
    shell:SearchTemplatesFolder %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\ConnectedSearch\Templates
    shell:SendTo %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo
    shell:Start Menu %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu
    shell:StartMenuAllPrograms StartMenuAllPrograms
    shell:Startup %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    shell:SyncCenterFolder Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Sync Center
    shell:SyncResultsFolder Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Sync Center\Sync Results
    shell:SyncSetupFolder Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Sync Center\Sync Setup
    shell:System %WinDir%\System32
    shell:SystemCertificates %AppData%\Microsoft\SystemCertificates
    shell:SystemX86 %WinDir%\SysWOW64
    shell:Templates %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Templates
    shell:ThisPCDesktopFolder Desktop
    shell:UsersFilesFolder %UserProfile%
    shell:User Pinned %AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned
    shell:UserProfiles %HomeDrive%\Users
    shell:UserProgramFiles %LocalAppData%\Programs
    shell:UserProgramFilesCommon %LocalAppData%\Programs\Common
    shell:UsersLibrariesFolder Libraries
    shell:VideosLibrary Libraries\Videos
    shell:Windows %WinDir%

    That's it,

  1. Posts : 22,741
    Windows 10 Home x64

    Thanks again Shawn.. Need to play with this today!

    Jeff :)
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  2. whs
    Posts : 1,935
    Windows 7

    Thank you Shawn. That is a very useful list. I always wonder how you get this done in such a short period of time. I spend weeks on a tutorial, LOL.
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  3. Posts : 61,483
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter

    I don't know. Tutorials just seem to come natural for me with it's content and format. That helps some to make it go quicker.

    What takes forever is the research, testing, and screenshots before creating them.
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  4. whs
    Posts : 1,935
    Windows 7

    Right, the screenshote and pictures hold you up. That's why I like video tuts.
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  5. Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    Thanks for the list. Here is shell command to launch RUN box. shell:::{2559a1f3-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}
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  6. Posts : 61,483
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter

    gergend said:
    Thanks for the list. Here is shell command to launch RUN box. shell:::{2559a1f3-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}

    Thank you gergend, and welcome to Ten Forums.
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  7. Posts : 64
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit version 21H2 build 19044.1415

    Can these be used from the command line?

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  8. Posts : 11,319
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1706

    Shanester said:
    Can these be used from the command line?

    Mentioned in the intro - create a shortcut with this in its Target field explorer shell:command

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