List of Entire Shell Commands in Windows 10 – All Folders

 
The Shell command you all are aware of renders you to the required folder either via File Explorer or Control Panel. However, to retrieve them, you need to execute their names headed by Shell in the Run box. A wide range of folders are kept secretly in Windows 10 are not obtained easily. Although, Registry Editor aids you with the names, but it is always an irksome task to go through each entry and then find out the names of the hidden stuff. Now, you don’t have to pay heed to the Registry Editor as we present you the List of Entire Shell Commands in Windows 10 whether it is for Hidden folder or not hidden in this article.

We have said above you could see the Shell Commands on Registry Editor. Navigate to the path below:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE => SOFTWARE => Microsoft => Windows => CurrentVersion => Explorer => FolderDescriptions
List of Entire Shell Commands in Windows 10

How to Execute Shell Commands in Windows 10

  • Jointly hit Win+R.
  • Copy the shell command from the right column of the table
  • Paste in the Run Box. Tap Enter.
shell add new program folder in run box

There will be two tables: the first table will list you the shell commands of those which are not hidden in Windows 10 whereas the second table deals with the ones that are hidden in Windows 10.

Related

How to Run PowerShell as administrator in Windows 10

Note: If you desire to examine the paths of the folders you will have to enter your username on the PC replacing user-name word.

List of Entire Shell Commands in Windows 10

1. Shell Commands in Windows 10 to open Unhidden Folders

Path of Unhidden
Folder it Opens
ExplanationShell Command
Program and
Features
Get Programs
Directly ships you to the Control Panel window where you have the provision to implement new featuresshell:

AddNewProgramsFolder

Applications
Get a glimpse of all the installed modern apps of your system at one single placeShell:AppsFolder
Installed
Updates
Swiftly displays you the entire list of the updates that have took placeshell:AppUpdatesFolder
C:\Users
\User-Name\
Pictures\
Camera Roll
Favorite shots seized by the camera of your system are stored hereshell:Camera Roll
Control Panel\
All Control
 Panel Items
\Programs 
and Features
Fetches the Control Panels area from where you can swiftly withdraw any program from your systemshell:

ChangeRemoveProgramsFolder

C:\Users\
Public\Desktop
Exhibits the list of items available in Public Desktopshell:Common Desktop
C:\Users\
Public\Documents
Transports you to the Public Documents folder.shell:Common Documents
C:\Users\
Public\Downloads
To view the Public Downloads, use this shell and to manually reach there, follow the path mentioned on the left columnshell:CommonDownloads
C:\Users\
Public\Music
Directs you towards the folder of CommonMusicshell:CommonMusic
C:\Users\
Public\Pictures
Spreads the Public Pictures foldershell:CommonPictures
C:\Users\
Public\Videos
Follow this command to open the folder that stores the public videosshell:CommonVideo
Control Panel\
All Control
 Panel Items
\Sync Center
\Conflicts
If you encounter any sync dispute, this shell command will fetch you the items that are in dispute and hence are unable to sync properlyshell:ConflictFolder
Control Panel\
All Control 
Panel Items
\Network 
Connections
All the established and accessible connections will be popped upshell:ConnectionsFolder
C:\Users\
User-Name
\Contacts
If you have stored any contacts (address book) in your account, they will be shownshell:Contacts
Control Panel\
All Control 
Panel Items
The hub for all the settings, Control Panel will arriveshell:ControlPanelFolder
C:\Users\
User-Name
\Desktop
Retrieve desktop items through this routeshell:desktop
Libraries
\Documents
This is the by default location to save any documentsshell:documentsLibrary
C:\Users\
User-Name
\Downloads
The downloads folder which by default saves downloaded stuff hereshell:downloads
C:\Users
\User-Name
\Favorites
The favorites folder under the username will arriveshell:Favorites
C:\Windows
\Fonts
The multiple fonts of Windows can be retrieved either from manually going through the path or using the shell commandshell:Fonts
Games
See your list of games hereshell:Games
Homegroup
\(user-name)
If you have created a HomeGroup, the present user folder can be viewedshell:

HomeGroupCurrentUserFolder

Homegroup
HomeGroup folder will be opened where you could see the usersShell:HomeGroupFolder
C:\Users
\User-Name
\Links
Username links are displayedshell:Links
Libraries
Libraries folder is obtainableshell:Libraries
Libraries
\Music
Music under Libraries can be seenshell:MusicLibrary
C:\Users
\User-Name
\Music
This launches the music folder of the user nameshell:My Music
C:\Users
\User-Name
\Pictures
The Pictures folder under the user name will be achievedshell:My Pictures
C:\Users
\User-Name
\Videos
This folder displays the videos captured by youshell:My Video
Desktop
It simply showcases the items of your Desktopshell:

MyComputerFolder

Network
The Network section will emergeshell:

NetworkPlacesFolder

C:\Users
\User-Name
\Documents
This also leads you to the Documents folder where the items are saved by defaultshell:Personal
Libraries
\Pictures
Displays the library of images under Pictures foldershell:PicturesLibrary
All Control
Panel Items
\Printers
The Printers window will be showcasedshell:PrintersFolder
C:\Users
\User-Name
Your profile aka user name profile will be displayedshell:Profile
C:\Program
Files
Program files stored on your main operating drive will be seenshell:ProgramFiles
C:\Program 
Files\
Common Files
Common Files under ProgramFiles are listed hereshell:

ProgramFilesCommon

C:\Program Files
\Common Files(in 64-bit 
Windows only)
The common files of 64-bit operating system will be shownshell:

ProgramFilesCommonX64

C:\Program Files
 (x86)
\Common Files(in 64-bit 
Windows only)
The common files of x86 of 64-bit operating system will be fetchedshell:

ProgramFilesCommonX86

C:\Program Files(in 64-bit 
Windows only)
shell:ProgramFilesX64
C:\Program Files
(x86) 
(in 64-bit 
Windows only)
shell:ProgramFilesX86
C:\Public
The overall public folder is displayedshell:Public
Recycle Bin
Bring you the Recycle Bin foldershell:RecycleBinFolder
C:\Windows
\Resources
The resources folder under Windowsshell:ResourceDir
C:\Users
\User-Name
\Saved Games
The saved games are viewed hereshell:SavedGames
C:\Users
\User-Name\
Pictures
\Screenshots
Opens up the folder where the screenshots are savedshell:Screenshots
C:\Users
\User-Name
\Searches
The saved searches and search connectors are seen hereshell:Searches
search-ms:
With this command you can make search on FileExplorershell:SearchHomeFolder
StartMenu
AllPrograms
The StartMenuAllPrograms will be launchedshell:

StartMenuAllPrograms

Control Panel\
All Control 
Panel Items
\Sync Center
The Sync Center of Control Panel opens upshell:SyncCenterFolder
Control Panel\
All Control
Panel Items
\Sync Center
\Sync Results
The results window of the most recent sync activity will be displayedshell:SyncResultsFolder
Control Panel\
All Control
Panel Items
\Sync Center
\Sync Setup
The sync set up window will get launchedshell:SyncSetupFolder
C:\Windows
\System32
To view the System window, this shell command will help youshell:System
C:\Windows
\SysWOW64
shell:SystemX86
Desktop
Launches the items of your desktopshell:

ThisPCDesktopFolder

C:\Users
Users window under the OS loaded drive can be fetchedshell:UserProfiles
C:\Users
\User-Name
The items under the username will spread outshell:UsersFilesFolder
Libraries
Another way of launching the Librariesshell:UsersLibrariesFolder
C:\Windows
Windows folder will be fetchedshell:Windows

2. Shell Commands in Windows 10 to open Hidden Folders

Path of Hidden Folder it OpensExplanationShell Command
C:\Users\User-Name
\AppData\Roaming
\Microsoft\Windows
\AccountPictures
To see the account photos

you had used for your account,

you need to implement this way

shell:AccountPictures
C:\Users\User-Name
\AppData\
Roaming\Microsoft
\Windows\Start Menu
\Programs
\Administrative Tools
Go through this way to

view all hidden admin tools, if any

shell:Administrative Tools
C:\Users\(User-Name)
\AppData\Roaming
The Roaming folder

which is hidden will be popped up

shell:AppData
C:\Users\User-Name
\AppData\
Local\Microsoft
\Windows
\Application 
Shortcuts
This is Windows Applications

shortcut window

shell:Application Shortcuts
C:\Users\User-Name
\AppData\
Local\Microsoft
\Windows\
TemporaryInternet
Files
To view the hidden caches

folder use this command

>shell:Cache
C:\Users\User-Name\
AppData\Local
\Microsoft\
Windows\Burn\Burn
Temporary burn foldershell:CD Burning
C:\ProgramData\
Microsoft\Windows\
Start Menu\Programs\
Administrative Tools
The mostly required tools

are kept hidden

shell:Common Administrative Tools
C:\ProgramData
Walkthrough this way to see

Common AppData

shell:Common AppData
C:\ProgramData
\Microsoft\
Windows\Start Menu
\Programs
The Start Menu programs

can be retrieved

shell:Common Programs
C:\ProgramData
\Microsoft
\Windows\Ringtones
For most of the users,

it is empty, the ringtones

shell:CommonRingtones
C:\ProgramData
\Microsoft
\Windows
The Start Menu foldershell:Common Start Menu
C:\ProgramData
\Microsoft
\Windows\Start Menu\
Programs\Startup
The Startup foldershell:Common Startup
C:\ProgramData
\Microsoft\
Windows\Templates
Way to the Windows Templatesshell:Common Templates
C:\Users\User-Name\
AppData\Roaming
\Microsoft
\Windows\Cookies
The small text files – Cookies foldershell:Cookies
C:\Users\User-Name\
AppData\Roaming\
Microsoft\Windows
\Cookies\Low
INET Cookies can be

scanned and necessary actions can be taken

shell:Cookies\Low
C:\Users\User-Name
\AppData\Roaming
\Microsoft
\Credentials
Microsoft Credentials foldershell:CredentialManager
C:\Users\User-Name
\AppData\Roaming
\Microsoft\Crypto
Encrypt private or secure keysshell:CryptoKeys
C:\ProgramData\
Microsoft\
Windows\
DeviceMetadataStore
On your local computer

Metadata packages are stored

shell:device Metadata Store
C:\Users\User-Name
\AppData\
Roaming\Microsoft
\Protect
It is a Windows password

recovery key

shell:dpapiKeys
C:\Users\User-Name
\AppData\
Local\Microsoft\Windows
\GameExplorer
Games Explorer window

opens up

shell:GameTasks
C:\Users\User-Name
\AppData\Local
\Microsoft
\Windows\History
Nothing to explain here.

Command to view the history

shell:History
C:\Users\User-Name\
AppData\Roaming\
Microsoft\Internet
 Explorer\
Quick Launch
\User Pinned
\ImplicitAppShortcuts
Shortcut links are placed here

which are not seen easily

on the desktop are stored here

shell:ImplicitAppShortcuts
C:\Users\User-Name
\AppData\Local
Local Folder under hidden

App Data of your user name

shell:Local AppData
C:\Users\User-Name
\AppData\LocalLow
It stores the data that usually

does not roam with the users

shell:LocalAppDataLow
C:\Users\User-Name
\AppData\Roaming
\Microsoft\Windows
\Network Shortcuts
It is a Network Neighborhood

folder and is a series of shortcut links

shell:NetHood
C:\Users\User-Name
\AppData\Roaming
\Microsoft\Windows
\Printer Shortcuts
If you have added any

shortcuts to the printers, its

stores its path here in this folder

shell:PrintHood
C:\Users\User-Name
\AppData\Roaming
\Microsoft\Windows
\Start Menu\
Programs
Launches Programs foldershell:Programs
C:\Users\Public
\AccountPictures
Public Account Pictures

folder will appear

shell:PublicAccountPictures
C:\ProgramData
\Microsoft\Windows
\GameExplorer
It also launches you the

Game Explorer folder

shell:PublicGameTasks
C:\Users\Public
\Libraries
The Libraries folder under

Public which is hidden

is accessible from here

Shell:PublicLibraries
C:\Users\User-Name
\AppData\Roaming
\Microsoft
\Internet Explorer
\Quick Launch
Displays quick launch itemsshell:Quick Launch
C:\Users\User-Name
\AppData\Roaming
\Microsoft\Windows
\Recent
Recently opened items

can be viewed here

shell:Recent
C:\ProgramData
\Microsoft\
Windows\Ringtones
Way to see the ringtonesshell:Ringtones
C:\Users\User-Name
\AppData\Local
\Microsoft\Windows
\RoamingTiles
It shows you the tiles

that are accessible in

roaming section

shell:Roaming Tiles
C:\Users\User-Name
\AppData\
Roaming\Microsoft
\Windows\SendTo
Access SendTo folder to

put any shortcuts to make

them available in the SendTo command

shell:SendTo
C:\Users\User-Name
\AppData\Roaming
\Microsoft\Windows
\Start Menu
Observe Start Menu through this routeshell:Start Menu
C:\Users\User-Name
\AppData\Roaming
\Microsoft\Windows
\Start Menu\
Programs\Startup
Pass along this path
 to reach Startup
shell:Startup
C:\Users\User-Name
\AppData\Roaming\
Microsoft\
SystemCertificates
The System Certificate

folder under Microsoft is seen

shell:SystemCertificates
C:\Users\User-Name
\AppData\Roaming
\Microsoft
\Windows\Templates
Windows Templates

folder pops up

shell:Templates
C:\Users\User-Name
\AppData\Roaming
\Microsoft
\Internet Explorer
\Quick Launch\
User Pinned
 User Pinnedshell:User Pinned

Try them out to retrieve the deeply rooted folders of your File Explorer. Please let us know if we missed any Shell commands.

   
 

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