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Published: August 9, 2015 | Applies to:

This article provides you complete list of shell commands and CLSIDs for Windows 10. Using this list, you can manipulate operations bit faster in this OS.

Previously, we have seen how to change the user and system environment variables in Windows 10, about which you can read here:

How to change user and system environment variables in Windows 10

The above mentioned article also enlists the complete list of environment variables in Windows 10. Today, we’re back with yet another informative article that will help advanced users to use shell commands and GUIDs/CLSIDs easily in Windows 10.

We all know that many advanced operations such as registry editing, setting a group policy, writing a coding script we need to use general syntax. For these purposes, using shell commands, GUIDs or CLSIDs is the perfect thing.

This article will give you complete list of these items, for your convenience.

Complete List Of Shell Commands And CLSIDs For Windows 10

Complete list of CLSIDs for Windows 10

A CLSID is a globally unique identifier (GUID) that identifies a COM class object. According to Microsoft, if your server or container allows linking to its embedded objects, you need to register a CLSID for each supported class of objects.

All the CLSIDs are enlisted under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{CLSID} in the registry configuration.

Using a CLSID is simple! Press Windows Key + R and put explorer shell:::CLSID in the Run dialog box to open the folder mentioned against CLSID in the list shown below.

List Of Shell Commands, CLSIDs, Keyboard Shortcuts For Windows 10

For example, to open Administrative Tools folder, put explorer shell:::{D20EA4E1-3957-11d2-A40B-0C5020524153} in Run. Items mentioned in bold+italic are new in Windows 10.

TARGET FOLDER CLSID
Add Network Location {D4480A50-BA28-11d1-8E75-00C04FA31A86}
Administrative Tools {D20EA4E1-3957-11d2-A40B-0C5020524153}
Applications {4234d49b-0245-4df3-b780-3893943456e1}
AutoPlay {9C60DE1E-E5FC-40f4-A487-460851A8D915}
BitLocker Drive Encryption {D9EF8727-CAC2-4e60-809E-86F80A666C91}
Bluetooth Devices {28803F59-3A75-4058-995F-4EE5503B023C}
Color Management {B2C761C6-29BC-4f19-9251-E6195265BAF1}
Command Folder {437ff9c0-a07f-4fa0-af80-84b6c6440a16}
Common Places FS Folder {d34a6ca6-62c2-4c34-8a7c-14709c1ad938}
Control Panel {5399E694-6CE5-4D6C-8FCE-1D8870FDCBA0}
Control Panel (All Tasks) {ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
Control Panel (always Category view) {26EE0668-A00A-44D7-9371-BEB064C98683}
Control Panel (always Icons view) {21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}
Credential Manager {1206F5F1-0569-412C-8FEC-3204630DFB70}
Date and Time {E2E7934B-DCE5-43C4-9576-7FE4F75E7480}
Default Programs {17cd9488-1228-4b2f-88ce-4298e93e0966}
delegate folder that appears in Computer {b155bdf8-02f0-451e-9a26-ae317cfd7779}
Desktop (folder) {B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641}
Device Manager {74246bfc-4c96-11d0-abef-0020af6b0b7a}
Devices and Printers {A8A91A66-3A7D-4424-8D24-04E180695C7A}
Display {C555438B-3C23-4769-A71F-B6D3D9B6053A}
Documents (folder) {A8CDFF1C-4878-43be-B5FD-F8091C1C60D0}
Downloads (folder) {374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}
Ease of Access Center {D555645E-D4F8-4c29-A827-D93C859C4F2A}
E-mail (default e-mail program) {2559a1f5-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}
Family Safety {96AE8D84-A250-4520-95A5-A47A7E3C548B}
Favorites {323CA680-C24D-4099-B94D-446DD2D7249E}
File Explorer Options {6DFD7C5C-2451-11d3-A299-00C04F8EF6AF}
File History {F6B6E965-E9B2-444B-9286-10C9152EDBC5}
Font Settings {93412589-74D4-4E4E-AD0E-E0CB621440FD}
Fonts (folder) {BD84B380-8CA2-1069-AB1D-08000948F534}
Frequent folders {3936E9E4-D92C-4EEE-A85A-BC16D5EA0819}
Games Explorer {ED228FDF-9EA8-4870-83b1-96b02CFE0D52}
Get Programs {15eae92e-f17a-4431-9f28-805e482dafd4}
Help and Support {2559a1f1-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}
HomeGroup (settings) {67CA7650-96E6-4FDD-BB43-A8E774F73A57}
HomeGroup (users) {B4FB3F98-C1EA-428d-A78A-D1F5659CBA93}
Hyper-V Remote File Browsing {0907616E-F5E6-48D8-9D61-A91C3D28106D}
Indexing Options {87D66A43-7B11-4A28-9811-C86EE395ACF7}
Infared (if installed) {A0275511-0E86-4ECA-97C2-ECD8F1221D08}
Installed Updates {d450a8a1-9568-45c7-9c0e-b4f9fb4537bd}
Internet Options (Internet Explorer) {A3DD4F92-658A-410F-84FD-6FBBBEF2FFFE}
Keyboard Properties {725BE8F7-668E-4C7B-8F90-46BDB0936430}
Language settings {BF782CC9-5A52-4A17-806C-2A894FFEEAC5}
Libraries {031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}
Location Information (Phone and Modem Control Panel) {40419485-C444-4567-851A-2DD7BFA1684D}
Location Settings {E9950154-C418-419e-A90A-20C5287AE24B}
Media Servers {289AF617-1CC3-42A6-926C-E6A863F0E3BA}
Mouse Properties {6C8EEC18-8D75-41B2-A177-8831D59D2D50}
Music (folder) {1CF1260C-4DD0-4ebb-811F-33C572699FDE}
My Documents {450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}
Network {F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}
Network and Sharing Center {8E908FC9-BECC-40f6-915B-F4CA0E70D03D}
Network Connections (in PC settings) {38A98528-6CBF-4CA9-8DC0-B1E1D10F7B1B}
Network Connections {7007ACC7-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E}
or
{992CFFA0-F557-101A-88EC-00DD010CCC48}
Network (WorkGroup) {208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}
Notification Area Icons {05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9}
NVIDIA Control Panel (if installed) {0bbca823-e77d-419e-9a44-5adec2c8eeb0}
Offline Files Folder {AFDB1F70-2A4C-11d2-9039-00C04F8EEB3E}
OneDrive {018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}
Pen and Touch {F82DF8F7-8B9F-442E-A48C-818EA735FF9B}
Personalization {ED834ED6-4B5A-4bfe-8F11-A626DCB6A921}
Pictures (folder) {3ADD1653-EB32-4cb0-BBD7-DFA0ABB5ACCA}
Portable Devices {35786D3C-B075-49b9-88DD-029876E11C01}
Power Options {025A5937-A6BE-4686-A844-36FE4BEC8B6D}
Previous Versions Results Folder {f8c2ab3b-17bc-41da-9758-339d7dbf2d88}
Printhood delegate folder {ed50fc29-b964-48a9-afb3-15ebb9b97f36}
Printers {2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}
or
{863aa9fd-42df-457b-8e4d-0de1b8015c60}
Programs and Features {7b81be6a-ce2b-4676-a29e-eb907a5126c5}
Public (folder) {4336a54d-038b-4685-ab02-99bb52d3fb8b}
Quick access {679f85cb-0220-4080-b29b-5540cc05aab6}
Recent places {22877a6d-37a1-461a-91b0-dbda5aaebc99}
Recovery {9FE63AFD-59CF-4419-9775-ABCC3849F861}
Recycle Bin {645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}
Region and Language {62D8ED13-C9D0-4CE8-A914-47DD628FB1B0}
RemoteApp and Desktop Connections {241D7C96-F8BF-4F85-B01F-E2B043341A4B}
Remote Printers {863aa9fd-42df-457b-8e4d-0de1b8015c60}
Removable Storage Devices {a6482830-08eb-41e2-84c1-73920c2badb9}
Results Folder {2965e715-eb66-4719-b53f-1672673bbefa}
Run {2559a1f3-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}
Search {9343812e-1c37-4a49-a12e-4b2d810d956b}
Search Everywhere (modern) {2559a1f8-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}
Search Files (modern) {2559a1f0-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}
Security and Maintenance {BB64F8A7-BEE7-4E1A-AB8D-7D8273F7FDB6}
Set Program Access and Computer Defaults {2559a1f7-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}
Show Desktop {3080F90D-D7AD-11D9-BD98-0000947B0257}
Sound {F2DDFC82-8F12-4CDD-B7DC-D4FE1425AA4D}
Speech Recognition {58E3C745-D971-4081-9034-86E34B30836A}
Storage Spaces {F942C606-0914-47AB-BE56-1321B8035096}
Sync Center {9C73F5E5-7AE7-4E32-A8E8-8D23B85255BF}
Sync Setup Folder {2E9E59C0-B437-4981-A647-9C34B9B90891}
System {BB06C0E4-D293-4f75-8A90-CB05B6477EEE}
System Icons {05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9} \SystemIcons
Tablet PC Settings {80F3F1D5-FECA-45F3-BC32-752C152E456E}
Taskbar and Navigation properties {0DF44EAA-FF21-4412-828E-260A8728E7F1}
Text to Speech {D17D1D6D-CC3F-4815-8FE3-607E7D5D10B3}
This PC {20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
Troubleshooting {C58C4893-3BE0-4B45-ABB5-A63E4B8C8651}
User Accounts {60632754-c523-4b62-b45c-4172da012619}
User Accounts (netplwiz) {7A9D77BD-5403-11d2-8785-2E0420524153}
User Pinned {1f3427c8-5c10-4210-aa03-2ee45287d668}
%UserProfile% {59031a47-3f72-44a7-89c5-5595fe6b30ee}
Videos (folder) {A0953C92-50DC-43bf-BE83-3742FED03C9C}
Web browser (default) {871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30309D}
Windows Defender {D8559EB9-20C0-410E-BEDA-7ED416AECC2A}
Windows Mobility Center {5ea4f148-308c-46d7-98a9-49041b1dd468}
Windows Features {67718415-c450-4f3c-bf8a-b487642dc39b}
Windows Firewall {4026492F-2F69-46B8-B9BF-5654FC07E423}
Windows To Go {8E0C279D-0BD1-43C3-9EBD-31C3DC5B8A77}
Windows Update {36eef7db-88ad-4e81-ad49-0e313f0c35f8}
Work Folders {ECDB0924-4208-451E-8EE0-373C0956DE16}

Complete list of shell commands for Windows 10

Using a shell command, you can open Windows shell folder on the go using search or Run dialog box. These shell commands are stored under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions registry key. Here is the list of available commands.

To open a shell command, press Windows Key + R and put an item list under SHELL COMMAND of below mentioned list in Run dialog box to open the folder mentioned in USAGE section.

List Of Shell Commands, CLSIDs, Keyboard Shortcuts For Windows 10

For example, using shell:AccountPictures in Run will open %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\AccountPictures folder. Items mentioned in bold+italic are new in Windows 10.

SHELL COMMAND USAGE
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\Programs\Startup
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 Games
shell:GameTasks %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\GameExplorer
shell:History %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\History
shell:HomeGroupCurrentUserFolder Homegroup\(user-name)
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: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: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:UsersLibrariesFolder Libraries
shell:VideosLibrary Libraries\Videos
shell:Windows %WinDir%

Hope you find the information useful! Also learn how to repair your Windows using DISM commands.


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