Complete List of Windows 10 Shell Commands

 In this post, a complete list of shell commands that can be used to easily open directly to specific shell folders in Windows 10.

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.
 
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.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerFolderDescriptions

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

Eg:

explorer shell:command


Shell Command
Opens
shell:3D Objects
%UserProfile%3D Objects
shell:AccountPictures
%AppData%MicrosoftWindowsAccountPictures
shell:AddNewProgramsFolder
Control PanelAll Control Panel ItemsGet Programs
shell:Administrative Tools
%AppData%MicrosoftWindowsStart MenuProgramsAdministrative Tools
shell:AppData
%AppData%
shell:Application Shortcuts
%LocalAppData%MicrosoftWindowsApplication Shortcuts
shell:AppsFolder
Applications
shell:AppUpdatesFolder
Installed Updates
shell:Cache
%LocalAppData%MicrosoftWindowsINetCache
shell:Camera Roll
%UserProfile%PicturesCamera Roll
shell:CD Burning
%LocalAppData%MicrosoftWindowsBurnBurn
shell:ChangeRemoveProgramsFolder
Control PanelAll Control Panel ItemsPrograms and Features
shell:Common Administrative Tools
%ProgramData%MicrosoftWindowsStart MenuProgramsAdministrative 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%MicrosoftWindowsStart MenuPrograms
shell:CommonRingtones
%ProgramData%MicrosoftWindowsRingtones
shell:Common Start Menu
%ProgramData%MicrosoftWindowsStart MenuProgramsStartup
shell:Common Startup
%ProgramData%MicrosoftWindowsStart MenuProgramsStartup
shell:Common Templates
%ProgramData%MicrosoftWindowsTemplates
shell:CommonVideo
%Public%Videos
shell:ConflictFolder
Control PanelAll Control Panel ItemsSync CenterConflicts
shell:ConnectionsFolder
Control PanelAll Control Panel ItemsNetwork Connections
shell:Contacts
%UserProfile%Contacts
shell:ControlPanelFolder
Control PanelAll Control Panel Items
shell:Cookies
%LocalAppData%MicrosoftWindowsINetCookies
shell:CookiesLow
%LocalAppData%MicrosoftWindowsINetCookiesLow
shell:CredentialManager
%AppData%MicrosoftCredentials
shell:CryptoKeys
%AppData%MicrosoftCrypto
shell:desktop
Desktop
shell:device Metadata Store
%ProgramData%MicrosoftWindowsDeviceMetadataStore
shell:documentsLibrary
LibrariesDocuments
shell:downloads
%UserProfile%Downloads
shell:dpapiKeys
%AppData%MicrosoftProtect
shell:Favorites
%UserProfile%Favorites
shell:Fonts
%WinDir%Fonts
shell:Games
Games
shell:GameTasks
%LocalAppData%MicrosoftWindowsGameExplorer
shell:History
%LocalAppData%MicrosoftWindowsHistory
shell:HomeGroupCurrentUserFolder
Homegroup(user-name)
shell:HomeGroupFolder
Homegroup
shell:ImplicitAppShortcuts
%AppData%MicrosoftInternet ExplorerQuick LaunchUser PinnedImplicitAppShortcuts
shell:InternetFolder
Internet Explorer
shell:Libraries
Libraries
shell:Links
%UserProfile%Links
shell:Local AppData
%LocalAppData%
shell:LocalAppDataLow
%UserProfile%AppDataLocalLow
shell:MusicLibrary
LibrariesMusic
shell:MyComputerFolder
This PC
shell:My Music
%UserProfile%Music
shell:My Pictures
%UserProfile%Pictures
shell:My Video
%UserProfile%Videos
shell:NetHood
%AppData%MicrosoftWindowsNetwork Shortcuts
shell:NetworkPlacesFolder
Network
shell:OneDrive
OneDrive
shell:OneDriveCameraRoll
%UserProfile%OneDrivePicturesCamera Roll
shell:OneDriveDocuments
%UserProfile%OneDriveDocuments
shell:OneDriveMusic
%UserProfile%OneDriveMusic
shell:OneDrivePictures
%UserProfile%OneDrivePictures
shell:Personal
%UserProfile%Documents
shell:PicturesLibrary
LibrariesPictures
shell:PrintersFolder
All Control Panel ItemsPrinters
shell:PrintHood
%AppData%MicrosoftWindowsPrinter 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%MicrosoftWindowsStart MenuPrograms
shell:Public
%Public%
shell:PublicAccountPictures
%Public%AccountPictures
shell:PublicGameTasks
%ProgramData%MicrosoftWindowsGameExplorer
shell:PublicLibraries
%Public%Libraries
shell:Quick Launch
%AppData%MicrosoftInternet ExplorerQuick Launch
shell:Recent
%AppData%MicrosoftWindowsRecent
shell:RecordedTVLibrary
LibrariesRecorded TV
shell:RecycleBinFolder
Recycle Bin
shell:ResourceDir
%WinDir%Resources
shell:Ringtones
%ProgramData%MicrosoftWindowsRingtones
shell:Roamed Tile Images
%LocalAppData%MicrosoftWindowsRoamedTileImages
shell:Roaming Tiles
%AppData%MicrosoftWindowsRoamingTiles
shell:SavedGames
%UserProfile%Saved Games
shell:Screenshots
%UserProfile%PicturesScreenshots
shell:Searches
%UserProfile%Searches
shell:SearchHistoryFolder
%LocalAppData%MicrosoftWindowsConnectedSearchHistory
shell:SearchHomeFolder
search-ms:
shell:SearchTemplatesFolder
%LocalAppData%MicrosoftWindowsConnectedSearchTemplates
shell:SendTo
%AppData%MicrosoftWindowsSendTo
shell:Start Menu
%AppData%MicrosoftWindowsStart Menu
shell:StartMenuAllPrograms
StartMenuAllPrograms
shell:Startup
%AppData%MicrosoftWindowsStart MenuProgramsStartup
shell:SyncCenterFolder
Control PanelAll Control Panel ItemsSync Center
shell:SyncResultsFolder
Control PanelAll Control Panel ItemsSync CenterSync Results
shell:SyncSetupFolder
Control PanelAll Control Panel ItemsSync CenterSync Setup
shell:System
%WinDir%System32
shell:SystemCertificates
%AppData%MicrosoftSystemCertificates
shell:SystemX86
%WinDir%SysWOW64
shell:Templates
%AppData%MicrosoftWindowsTemplates
shell:ThisPCDesktopFolder
Desktop
shell:UsersFilesFolder
%UserProfile%
shell:User Pinned
%AppData%MicrosoftInternet ExplorerQuick LaunchUser Pinned
shell:UserProfiles
%HomeDrive%Users
shell:UserProgramFiles
%LocalAppData%Programs
shell:UserProgramFilesCommon
%LocalAppData%ProgramsCommon
shell:UsersLibrariesFolder
Libraries
shell:VideosLibrary
LibrariesVideos
shell:Windows
%WinDir%

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