Shell Commands for Folders & Shortcuts in Windows

Here are some direct shortcuts for windows system folders. Now, you don't have to search or browse for a specific folder. Just type any of the following shell command in the run dialog box and press enter.

This trick will work on Win XP/Vista/7.


1. Go to start -> run.
2. Type the shell command of the folder you want to open.
3. Press enter.

ex: type "shell: CD burning" to open the temporary burn folder.

Below is the complete list of commands.

* shell:Desktop
* shell:CommonPictures
* shell:RecycleBinFolder
* shell:Common Templates
* shell:Startup
* shell:Common Desktop
* shell:NetHood
* shell:Common Programs
* shell:Favorites
* shell:My Video
* shell:System
* shell:CommonVideo
* shell:LocalizedResourcesDir
* shell:Cookies
* shell:My Pictures
* shell:Cache
* shell:AppData
* shell:My Music
* shell:InternetFolder
* shell:Profile
* shell:Start Menu
* shell:Common AppData
* shell:ConnectionsFolder
* shell:Administrative Tools
* shell:PrintersFolder
* shell:ProgramFiles
* shell:Common Startup
* shell:ControlPanelFolder
* shell:SendTo
* shell:ResourceDir
* shell:ProgramFiles
* shell:PrintHood
* shell:CD Burning
* shell:Common Start Menu
* shell:Templates
* shell:Programs
* shell:Recent
* shell:Common Administrative Tools
* shell:SystemX86
* shell:History
* shell:Common Documents
* shell:Local AppData
* shell:Windows
* shell:Fonts
* shell:Personal

---------------------Additional commands for Windows 7------------------

* shell:Libraries
* shell:User Pinned
* shell:UsersLibrariesFolder
* shell:PicturesLibrary
* shell:ImplicitAppShortcuts
* shell:UserProgramFilesCommon
* shell:Ringtones
* shell:CommonRingtones
* shell:MusicLibrary
* shell:VideosLibrary
* shell:OtherUsersFolder
* shell:Device Metadata Store
* shell:PublicSuggestedLocations
* shell:SuggestedLocations
* shell:RecordedTVLibrary
* shell:UserProgramFiles
* shell:DocumentsLibrary

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  1. today only i know that this type of command available in windows ...anyway thanks bro ...



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