Shell: folder shortcuts

Description Shell: folder shortcut Type Roaming?
Display installed Windows Updates shell:AppUpdatesFolder System folder
Display links provided by your PC manufacturer (if any) shell:OEM Links System folder
Open the Computer folder shell:MyComputerFolder System folder
Open the folder holding all user profiles shell:UserProfiles System folder
Open the Fonts folder shell:Fonts System folder
Open the Games folder shell:Games System folder
Open the HomeGroup folder shell:HomeGroupFolder System folder
Open the HomeGroup folder for the currently logged-on user (if any) shell:HomeGroupCurrentUserFolder System folder
Open the Network Places folder shell:NetworkPlacesFolder System folder
Open the Printers folder shell:PrintersFolder System folder
Open the Public Application Data folder shell:Common AppData System folder
Open the Public Desktop shell:Common Desktop System folder
Open the Public Documents folder shell:Common Documents System folder
Open the Public Downloads folder shell:CommonDownloads System folder
Open the Public Game Explorer folder shell:PublicGameTasks System folder
Open the Public ringtones folder. shell:CommonRingtones System folder
Open the Public Start Menu folder shell:Common Start Menu System folder
Open the Public Start Menu Programs folder shell:Common Programs System folder
Open the Public Startup folder shell:Common Startup System folder
Open the Public Templates folder shell:Common Templates System folder
Open the Recycle Bin shell:RecycleBinFolder System folder
Open the Users\Public folder (Shared files) shell:Public System folder
Open the Windows installation folder (usually \Windows) shell:Windows System folder
Open the Windows Resources folder (themes are stored here) shell:ResourceDir System folder
Open the Windows System folder shell:System System folder
Open the Windows System folder for 32-bit files on 64-bit Windows,
Or \Windows\System32 on 32-bit Windows
shell:Systemx86 System folder
Access shortcuts pinned to the Start menu or Taskbar shell:User Pinned User folder Y
Display the user's Ringtones folder shell:Ringtones User folder
Display further user tiles shell:Roaming Tiles User folder Y
Display your user tiles (the images you can use for your account) shell:UserTiles User folder
Open the Client Side Cache Offline Files folder, if supported shell:CSCFolder User folder
Open the folder where files are stored before being burned to disc shell:CD Burning User folder
Open the Public user tiles folder shell:PublicUserTiles User folder
Open the Quick Launch folder (disabled by default) shell:Quick Launch User folder Y
Open the Saved Games folder shell:SavedGames User folder Y
Open the saved searches folder shell:Searches User folder Y
Open the user‘s \Music\Playlists folder shell:Playlists User folder Y
Open the user‘s Application Data folder shell:AppData User folder Y
Open the user‘s Application Data folder (same as %LOCALAPPDATA%) shell:Local AppData User folder
Open the user‘s certificates folder shell:SystemCertificates User folder Y
Open the user‘s Credentials folder shell:CredentialManager User folder Y
Open the user‘s desktop folder shell:Desktop User folder Y
Open the user‘s Documents folder shell:Personal User folder Y
Open the user‘s downloads folder shell:Downloads User folder Y
Open the user‘s encryption keys folder shell:Cryptokeys User folder Y
Open the user‘s Game Explorer folder shell:GameTasks User folder
Open the user‘s History folder shell:History User folder
Open the user‘s Links folder shell:Links User folder Y
Open the user‘s Network Places folder shell:NetHood User folder Y
Open the user‘s printer shortcuts folder shell:PrintHood User folder Y
Open the user‘s profile folder (same as %USERPROFILE%) shell:Profile User folder Y
Open the user‘s Send To folder shell:SendTo User folder Y
Open the user‘s Start Menu folder shell:Start Menu User folder Y
Open the user‘s Start Menu Programs folder shell:Programs User folder Y
Open the user‘s Startup folder shell:Startup User folder Y
Open the user‘s Templates folder shell:Templates User folder Y
Open the user‘s Windows Contacts folder shell:Contacts User folder Y
Open the user‘s Recent Documents folder shell:Recent User folder Y
Opens the user‘s AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Protect folder shell:DpAPIKeys User folder Y
Display 32-bit programs stored on 64-bit Windows,
or the \Program Files folder on 32-bit Windows
shell:ProgramFilesX86 Internet Explorer
Display the Control Panel shell:ControlPanelFolder Internet Explorer
Open the user‘s Start Menu\Administrative Tools folder (if any) shell:Administrative Tools Internet Explorer Y
Display Metro App shortcuts (Windows 8) shell:Immersive Application Shortcuts Internet Explorer
Open All Users Start Menu\Administrative Tools folder shell:Common Administrative Tools Internet Explorer
Launches Internet Explorer Applets and applications shell:InternetFolder Internet Explorer
Open the Common Files for 32-bit programs stored on 64-bit Windows,
Or the Program Files\Common Files folder on 32-bit Windows
shell:ProgramFilesCommonX86 Internet Explorer
Open the Control Panel "Install a program from the network" applet shell:AddNewProgramsFolder Internet Explorer
Open the Control Panel "Uninstall or change a program" applet shell:ChangeRemoveProgramsFolder Internet Explorer
Open the default Sidebar Gadgets folder shell:Default Gadgets Internet Explorer
Open the hidden ImplicitAppShortcuts folder shell:ImplicitAppShortcuts Internet Explorer Y
Open the Internet Explorer Cookies folder shell:Cookies Internet Explorer Y
Open the Internet Explorer Favorites folder shell:Favorites Internet Explorer Y
Open the list of Network Connections shell:ConnectionsFolder Internet Explorer
Open the Program Files folder (same as %PROGRAMFILES%) shell:ProgramFiles Internet Explorer
Open the Program Files\Common Files folder shell:ProgramFilesCommon Internet Explorer
Open the Temporary Internet Files folder shell:Cache Internet Explorer
Open the user folder of downloaded Sidebar Gadgets shell:Gadgets Internet Explorer
Open the Windows Search tool shell:SearchHomeFolder Internet Explorer
Display public libraries, if any shell:PublicLibraries Library
Display your Music library shell:MusicLibrary Library
Display your Pictures library shell:PicturesLibrary Library
Display your Videos library shell:VideosLibrary Library
Open the Documents library shell:DocumentsLibrary Library
Open the Libraries folder shell:Libraries Library
Open the Windows Photo Gallery Original Images folder, if installed shell:Original Images Multimedia
Open the Public Music folder shell:CommonMusic Multimedia
Open the Public Pictures folder shell:CommonPictures Multimedia
Open the Public Video folder shell:CommonVideo Multimedia
Open the Sample Music folder shell:SampleMusic Multimedia
Open the Sample Pictures folder shell:SamplePictures Multimedia
Open the Sample Videos folder shell:SampleVideos Multimedia
Open the user‘s Music folder shell:My Music Multimedia Y
Open the user‘s Pictures folder shell:My Pictures Multimedia Y
Open the user‘s Pictures\Slide Shows folder (if present) shell:PhotoAlbums Multimedia Y
Open the user‘s Videos folder shell:My Video Multimedia Y
Display Sync Centre shell:SyncCenterFolder Windows Sync Centre
Display Sync Centre Conflicts shell:ConflictFolder Windows Sync Centre
Display Sync Centre Results shell:SyncResultsFolder Windows Sync Centre
Open the Sync Centre Setup options shell:SyncSetupFolder Windows Sync Centre

Unless indicated otherwise, all the shortcuts above work in all versions of Windows from Vista upwards.

Shell folder shortcuts can be used directly in the Windows Explorer Address bar:  shell:Desktop

Or in the Start Menu Start | Run | shell:Desktop

Or from the command line:
C:\> explorer shell:desktop
C:\> start shell:desktop

The START command does also accept Shell shortcuts with spaces but they have to be quoted like so:
C:\> start "" "shell:my music"

“You go away for a long time and return a different person - you never come all the way back” ~ Paul Theroux

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RUN commands Start | Run commands.


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