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 features
shell:
AddNewProgramsFolder
Applications
Get a glimpse of all
the installed
modern apps ofyour
system at one
single place
Shell:AppsFolder
Installed
Updates
Swiftly displays you the
entire list of the updates
that have took place
shell:AppUpdatesFolder
C:\Users
\User-Name\
Pictures\
Camera Roll
Favorite shots seized by
the camera of your
system are stored here
shell: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 system
shell:
ChangeRemoveProgramsFolder
C:\Users\
Public\Desktop
Exhibits the list of items
available in Public Desktop
shell: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 mentionedon the
left column
shell:CommonDownloads
C:\Users\
Public\Music
Directs you towards the
folder of CommonMusic
shell:CommonMusic
C:\Users\
Public\Pictures
Spreads the Public
Pictures folder
shell:CommonPictures
C:\Users\
Public\Videos
Follow this command
to open the
folder that stores the
public videos
shell: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 syncproperly
shell:ConflictFolder
Control Panel\
All Control 
Panel Items
\Network 
Connections
All the established
and accessible
connections will bepopped up
shell:ConnectionsFolder
C:\Users\
User-Name
\Contacts
If you have stored any
contacts (address book)
in your account, they
will be shown
shell:Contacts
Control Panel\
All Control 
Panel Items
The hub for all the settings,
Control Panel will arrive
shell:ControlPanelFolder
C:\Users\
User-Name
\Desktop
Retrieve desktop items
through this route
shell:desktop
Libraries
\Documents
This is the by default
location
to save any documents
shell:documentsLibrary
C:\Users\
User-Name
\Downloads
The downloads folder
which by default
saves downloaded stuff here
shell:downloads
C:\Users
\User-Name
\Favorites
The favorites folder under the
username will arrive
shell:Favorites
C:\Windows
\Fonts
The multiple fonts of Windows
can be retrieved either
from manually goingthrough the path
or using the shell command
shell:Fonts
Games
See your list of games hereshell:Games
Homegroup
\(user-name)
If you have created a
HomeGroup, the
present user folder
can be viewed
shell:
HomeGroupCurrentUserFolder
Homegroup
HomeGroup folder will
be opened
where you could see
the users
Shell:HomeGroupFolder
C:\Users
\User-Name
\Links
Username links are
displayed
shell:Links
Libraries
Libraries folder is
obtainable
shell:Libraries
Libraries
\Music
Music under Libraries
can be seen
shell:MusicLibrary
C:\Users
\User-Name
\Music
This launches the
music folder
of the user name
shell:My Music
C:\Users
\User-Name
\Pictures
The Pictures folder
under the
user name will be
achieved
shell:My Pictures
C:\Users
\User-Name
\Videos
This folder displays the
videos captured by you
shell:My Video
Desktop
It simply showcases the
items of your Desktop
shell:
MyComputerFolder
Network
The Network section
will emerge
shell:
NetworkPlacesFolder
C:\Users
\User-Name
\Documents
This also leads you to
the Documents
folder where the
items are saved by default
shell:Personal
Libraries
\Pictures
Displays the library of images
under Pictures folder
shell:PicturesLibrary
All Control
Panel Items
\Printers
The Printers window
will be showcased
shell:PrintersFolder
C:\Users
\User-Name
Your profile aka user name
profile will be displayed
shell:Profile
C:\Program
Files
Program files stored on your
main operating drive
will be seen
shell:ProgramFiles
C:\Program 
Files\
Common Files
Common Files under
Program
Files are listed here
shell:
ProgramFilesCommon
C:\Program Files
\Common Files(in 64-bit Windows only)
The common files of 64-bit operating
system will be shown
shell:
ProgramFilesCommonX64
C:\Program Files
 (x86)
\Common Files(in 64-bit Windows only)
The common files
of x86 of 64-bit
operating system
will be fetched
shell:
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 displayed
shell:Public
Recycle Bin
Bring your Recycle
Bin folder
shell:RecycleBinFolder
C:\Windows
\Resources
The resources folder
under Windows
shell:ResourceDir
C:\Users
\User-Name
\Saved Games
The saved games
are viewed here
shell:SavedGames
C:\Users
\User-Name\
Pictures
\Screenshots
Opens up the folder
where the screenshots
are saved
shell:Screenshots
C:\Users
\User-Name
\Searches
The saved searches
and search
connectors are
seen here
shell:Searches
search-ms:
With this command,
you can
make search on
FileExplorer
shell:SearchHomeFolder
StartMenu
AllPrograms
The StartMenuAllPrograms
will be launched
shell:
StartMenuAllPrograms
Control Panel\
All Control 
Panel Items
\Sync Center
The Sync Center of
Control Panel opens up
shell:SyncCenterFolder
Control Panel\
All Control
Panel Items
\Sync Center
\Sync Results
The results window
of the most
recent sync activity
will be displayed
shell:SyncResultsFolder
Control Panel\
All Control
Panel Items
\Sync Center
\Sync Setup
The sync set up window
will get launched
shell:SyncSetupFolder
C:\Windows
\System32
To view the System
window, this
shell command
will help you
shell:System
C:\Windows
\SysWOW64
shell:SystemX86
Desktop
Launches the items
of your desktop
shell:
ThisPCDesktopFolder
C:\Users
Users window under
the OS
loaded drive can
be fetched
shell:UserProfiles
C:\Users
\User-Name
The items under the
username will spread out
shell:UsersFilesFolder
Libraries
Another way of launching
the Libraries
shell:UsersLibrariesFolder
C:\Windows
Windows folder will
be fetched
shell:Windows

2. Shell Commands
in Windows 10
to open Hidden Folders

Path of Hidden
Folder it Opens
ExplanationShell 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 folder
shell: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 keys
shell: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 route
shell: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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