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Vista Shell Commands

Posted by n0nsequitur on January 14, 2008

The shell: command can be used to open a special folder directly from the Start, Search menu. For example, the command shell:SendTo opens the SendTo folder (%UserProfile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo). To launch the Documents folder of your User Profile, you’d type shell:Personal. Below is a complete shell: commands listing for Windows Vista. The entire listing is stored in the following registry key in Windows Vista:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
\CurrentVersion\explorer\FolderDescriptions]

shell: commands for Windows Vista:
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:CommonVideo – shell:ConflictFolder – shell:ConnectionsFolder – shell:Contacts – shell:ControlPanelFolder – shell:Cookies – shell:CredentialManager – shell:CryptoKeys – shell:CSCFolder – shell:Default Gadgets – shell:Desktop – shell:Downloads – shell:DpapiKeys – shell:Favorites – shell:Fonts – shell:Gadgets – shell:Games – shell:GameTasks – shell:History – shell:InternetFolder – shell:Links – shell:Local AppData – shell:LocalAppDataLow – shell:LocalizedResourcesDir – shell:MAPIFolder – shell:My Music – shell:My Pictures – shell:My Video – shell:MyComputerFolder – shell:NetHood – shell:NetworkPlacesFolder – shell:OEM Links – shell:Original Images – shell:Personal – shell:PhotoAlbums – shell:Playlists – shell:PrintersFolder – shell:PrintHood – shell:Profile – shell:ProgramFiles – shell:ProgramFilesCommon – shell:ProgramFilesCommonX86 – shell:ProgramFilesX86 – shell:Programs – shell:Public – shell:PublicGameTasks – shell:Quick Launch – shell:Recent – shell:RecycleBinFolder – shell:ResourceDir – 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:UserProfiles – shell:UsersFilesFolder – shell:Windows

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