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.


How to Run PowerShell as administrator in Windows 10

Note: If you desire to examine the paths of the folders you will have enter you 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



it Opens


Shell Command

Program and Features

Get Programs

Directly ships you

to the Control Panel window where you have the provision to implement new features

Applications Get a glimpse of all the installed modern apps of your 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 mentioned on 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 sync properly shell:ConflictFolder
Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Network Connections All the established and accessible connections will be popped 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 going through the path or using the shell command shell:Fonts
Games See your list of games here shell: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 ProgramFiles 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 you the 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
StartMenuAllPrograms 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


Shell 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 he 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 folder shell:CD Burning
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools The mostly required tools are kept hidden shell:Common Administrative Tools
C:\ProgramData Walk through 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 folder shell:Common Start Menu
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup The Startup folder shell:Common Startup
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Templates Way to the Windows Templates shell: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 folder shell: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 you 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 folder shell: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 items shell: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 ringtones shell: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 Pinned shell: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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