Windows 7 Shell Commands

Windows Shell Commands are to create shortcuts to specific folders in windows for quick and easy access to such folders. To create a shortcut for the below mentioned Windows 7 shell commands, right click on your desktop (or folder location) and select New->Shortcut. A Create Shortcut dialog box will open. Enter either the below mentioned shell commands directly onto the dialog box or browse to the folder location for which you would like to create the shortcut.

Windows 7 Shell Commands

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

Note that for a few of the above windows shell commands, you may have to browse the full path to the location, as Windows 7 may not accept the shell command as a valid destination.

Enjoy the Windows 7 shell commands.

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