Shell Commands Windows 7

The following are the Shell Commands available in Windows 7. These can be used for many things like launching paths from a command window or to create shortcuts to specific Windows 7 applications (enabling you to Pin Items to Windows 7 Taskbar). This complete list was stripped and converted from an exported FolderDescriptions registry folder found here:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions

Shell Commands List for Windows 7

Note: I did not bother to alphabetize the list. This is the order in which the registry entries originally appeared.

shell:Common Programs
shell:GameTasks
shell:UserProfiles
shell:MyComputerFolder
shell:SyncSetupFolder
shell:DpapiKeys
shell:SamplePlaylists
shell:Favorites
shell:My Video
shell:SearchHomeFolder
shell:RecordedTVLibrary
shell:System
shell:Libraries
shell:MusicLibrary
shell:CommonVideo
shell:SyncResultsFolder
shell:LocalizedResourcesDir
shell:Cookies
shell:Original Images
shell:CommonMusic
shell:My Pictures
shell:Cache
shell:Downloads
shell:CommonDownloads
shell:AppData
shell:SyncCenterFolder
shell:PublicLibraries
shell:VideosLibrary
shell:My Music
shell:ConflictFolder
shell:SavedGames
shell:InternetFolder
shell:HomeGroupFolder
shell:Quick Launch
shell:SystemCertificates
shell:Contacts
shell:UserProgramFiles
shell:Device Metadata Store
shell:Profile
shell:Start Menu
shell:Common AppData
shell:ProgramFilesCommonX64
shell:PhotoAlbums
shell:ProgramFilesX64
shell:ConnectionsFolder
shell:Administrative Tools
shell:PrintersFolder
shell:DocumentsLibrary
shell:Default Gadgets
shell:ProgramFilesX86
shell:Searches
shell:Common Startup
shell:ControlPanelFolder
shell:SampleVideos
shell:SendTo
shell:ResourceDir
shell:ProgramFiles
shell:CredentialManager
shell:PrintHood
shell:MAPIFolder
shell:User Pinned
shell:CD Burning
shell:UsersLibrariesFolder
shell:AppUpdatesFolder
shell:Common Start Menu
shell:LocalAppDataLow
shell:Templates
shell:Gadgets
shell:Programs
shell:PicturesLibrary
shell:Recent
shell:SampleMusic
shell:Desktop
shell:CommonPictures
shell:RecycleBinFolder
shell:CryptoKeys
shell:Common Templates
shell:Startup
shell:ImplicitAppShortcuts
shell:UserProgramFilesCommon
shell:Links
shell:OEM Links
shell:SamplePictures
shell:Common Desktop
shell:NetHood
shell:Ringtones
shell:Games
shell:Common Administrative Tools
shell:NetworkPlacesFolder
shell:SystemX86
shell:History
shell:AddNewProgramsFolder
shell:Playlists
shell:ProgramFilesCommonX86
shell:PublicGameTasks
shell:ChangeRemoveProgramsFolder
shell:Public
shell:CommonRingtones
shell:Common Documents
shell:CSCFolder
shell:Local AppData
shell:Windows
shell:UsersFilesFolder
shell:ProgramFilesCommon
shell:Fonts
shell:Personal

To use these Shell Commands for shortcuts, simply enter the following for the "location of the item" when you create a shortcut:

%windir%\explorer.exe shell:Some Name

You can also find most system icons in the following path:

%SystemRoot%\system32\imageres.dll

Recommended Posts:

  • No Similar Posts Detected