A List of All Windows Shell Commands

Windows 10 has a variety of shell commands to open important folders quickly. One of the best things about Windows shell commands is that they allow you to launch deeply buried folders with a single command. For example, if you want to open the Printer devices page, you don’t have to dig through the Control Panel settings. You can just use the shell command.

I regularly use the shell commands to open all kinds of folders. Once you get used to and remember the frequently used shell commands, it is quite easy to use. Since Windows 10 has a lot of shell commands, I’ve assembled a simple list of all the shell commands you can use in Windows 10.

Use them as you need. If you want to, bookmark this page so that you can take a quick look if you ever forget your favorite Windows shell command.

Windows Shell Commands List

Below is the list all the known and useful Windows 10 Shell Commands. For ease of reading, I’ve listed them in a table format. Each and every command is very self-explanatory. For instance, shell:Start Menu will open the Start Menu folder. shell:Downloads will open your Downloads folder.

S.No Windows Shell Command
1 shell:SendTo
2 shell:Start Menu
3 shell:Startup
4 shell:Common Startup
5 shell:Recent
6 shell:Roaming Tiles
7 shell:CommonVideo
8 shell:OneDrivePictures
9 shell:PrintersFolder
10 shell:Common Programs
11 shell:Camera Roll
12 shell:Templates
13 shell:InternetFolder
14 shell:AppDataDocuments
15 shell:My Pictures
16 shell:UserProgramFiles
17 shell:PrintHood
18 shell:MyComputerFolder
19 shell:ProgramFilesX86
20 shell:My Video
21 shell:Common Templates
22 shell:NetworkPlacesFolder
23 shell:Public
24 shell:NetHood
25 shell:AccountPictures
26 shell:ProgramFilesCommon
27 shell:SearchHistoryFolder
28 shell:CSCFolder
29 shell:Recorded Calls
30 shell:Local Downloads
31 shell:AppDataProgramData
32 shell:PublicLibraries
33 shell:ProgramFilesX64
34 shell:ProgramFilesCommonX86
35 shell:Administrative Tools
36 shell:UserProfiles
37 shell:PublicAccountPictures
38 shell:SearchTemplatesFolder
39 shell:ThisDeviceFolder
40 shell:Cookies
41 shell:Local Pictures
42 shell:ImplicitAppShortcuts
43 shell:VideosLibrary
44 shell:ResourceDir
45 shell:Windows
46 shell:Device Metadata Store
47 shell:ThisPCDesktopFolder
48 shell:Common Administrative Tools
49 shell:System
50 shell:History
51 shell:Personal
52 shell:Quick Launch
53 shell:Links
54 shell:User Pinned
55 shell:MusicLibrary
56 shell:Common Start Menu
57 shell:Ringtones
58 shell:Original Images
59 shell:AppDataFavorites
60 shell:ProgramFilesCommonX64
61 shell:LocalizedResourcesDir
62 shell:My Music
63 shell:Desktop
64 shell:AddNewProgramsFolder
65 shell:CommonPictures
66 shell:ControlPanelFolder
67 shell:SavedGames
68 shell:Common AppData
69 shell:DpapiKeys
70 shell:SavedPictures
71 shell:OneDriveMusic
72 shell:CommonDownloads
73 shell:GameTasks
74 shell:Cache
75 shell:PublicGameTasks
76 shell:Retail Demo
77 shell:PhotoAlbums
78 shell:Common Documents
79 shell:ChangeRemoveProgramsFolder
80 shell:MAPIFolder
81 shell:CommonRingtones
82 shell:Searches
83 shell:Programs
84 shell:SystemCertificates
85 shell:Local Documents
86 shell:PicturesLibrary
87 shell:CryptoKeys
88 shell:RecordedTVLibrary
89 shell:Contacts
90 shell:Local Videos
91 shell:AppDataDesktop
92 shell:OneDrive
93 shell:OEM Links
94 shell:OneDriveDocuments
95 shell:HomeGroupFolder
96 shell:Common Start Menu Places
97 shell:AppMods
98 shell:ConflictFolder
99 shell:CD Burning
100 shell:Fonts
101 shell:CommonMusic
102 shell:Captures
103 shell:Development Files
104 shell:HomeGroupCurrentUserFolder
105 shell:SyncCenterFolder
106 shell:RecycleBinFolder
107 shell:3D Objects
108 shell:LocalAppDataLow
109 shell:SearchHomeFolder
110 shell:Application Shortcuts
111 shell:Downloads
112 shell:Favorites
113 shell:CameraRollLibrary
114 shell:Screenshots
115 shell:SavedPicturesLibrary
116 shell:Profile
117 shell:ConnectionsFolder
118 shell:Local AppData
119 shell:OneDriveCameraRoll
120 shell:ProgramFiles
121 shell:Common Desktop
122 shell:CredentialManager
123 shell:SyncResultsFolder
124 shell:AppData
125 shell:Libraries
126 shell:DocumentsLibrary
127 shell:SyncSetupFolder
128 shell:AppsFolder
129 shell:Roamed Tile Images
130 shell:UserProgramFilesCommon
131 shell:SystemX86
132 shell:Local Music
133 shell:UsersFilesFolder
134 shell:Playlists
135 shell:UsersLibrariesFolder
136 shell:AppUpdatesFolder

How to Use Windows Shell Commands

Using Windows shell commands is pretty easy. First, open the Run dialog box by pressing the keyboard shortcut Win + R. Next, copy the shell command of your choice, paste it in the blank field and click on the Ok button or press the Enter key on your keyboard.

Windows shell commands

As soon as you click on the Ok button, the respective folder will open in the File Explorer.

Shell commands folder opened

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