List of All Windows 8 CLSID Keys and Shell Commands

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Here’s a complete list of Windows 8 CLSIDs (Windows Class Identifiers). CLSID is a unique string by which certain special folders are identified within the operating system. We can use these keys to directly open certain specific folders.

NameCLSIDFolder
AccountPictures{008CA0B1-55B4-4C56-B8A8-4DE4B299D3BE}C:\Users\[user-name]\AccountPictures
AddNewProgramsFolder{de61d971-5ebc-4f02-a3a9-6c82895e5c04}Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Get Programs
Administrative Tools{724EF170-A42D-4FEF-9F26-B60E846FBA4F}C:\Users\[user-name]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools
AppData{3EB685DB-65F9-4CF6-A03A-E3EF65729F3D}C:\Users\[user-name]\AppData\Roaming
AppsFolder{1e87508d-89c2-42f0-8a7e-645a0f50ca58}Applications
Application Shortcuts{A3918781-E5F2-4890-B3D9-A7E54332328C}C:\Users\[user-name]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Application Shortcuts
AppUpdatesFolder{a305ce99-f527-492b-8b1a-7e76fa98d6e4}Installed Updates
Cache{352481E8-33BE-4251-BA85-6007CAEDCF9D}C:\Users\[user-name]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files
CD Burning{9E52AB10-F80D-49DF-ACB8-4330F5687855}C:\Users\[user-name]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Burn\Burn
ChangeRemoveProgramsFolder{df7266ac-9274-4867-8d55-3bd661de872d}Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Programs and Features
Common Administrative Tools{D0384E7D-BAC3-4797-8F14-CBA229B392B5}C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools
Common AppData{62AB5D82-FDC1-4DC3-A9DD-070D1D495D97}C:\ProgramData
Common Desktop{C4AA340D-F20F-4863-AFEF-F87EF2E6BA25}C:\Users\Public\Desktop
Common Documents{ED4824AF-DCE4-45A8-81E2-FC7965083634}C:\Users\Public\Documents
CommonDownloads{3D644C9B-1FB8-4f30-9B45-F670235F79C0}C:\Users\Public\Downloads
CommonMusic{3214FAB5-9757-4298-BB61-92A9DEAA44FF}C:\Users\Public\Music
CommonPictures{B6EBFB86-6907-413C-9AF7-4FC2ABF07CC5}C:\Users\Public\Pictures
Common Programs{0139D44E-6AFE-49F2-8690-3DAFCAE6FFB8}C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
CommonRingtones{E555AB60-153B-4D17-9F04-A5FE99FC15EC}C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Ringtones
Common Start Menu{A4115719-D62E-491D-AA7C-E74B8BE3B067}C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu
Common Startup{82A5EA35-D9CD-47C5-9629-E15D2F714E6E}C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
Common Templates{B94237E7-57AC-4347-9151-B08C6C32D1F7}C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Templates
CommonVideo{2400183A-6185-49FB-A2D8-4A392A602BA3}C:\Users\Public\Videos
ConflictFolder{4BFEFB45-347D-4006-A5BE-AC0CB0567192}Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Sync Center\Conflicts
ConnectionsFolder{6F0CD92B-2E97-45D1-88FF-B0D186B8DEDD}Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Network Connections
Contacts{56784854-C6CB-462B-8169-88E350ACB882}C:\Users\[user-name]\Contacts
ControlPanelFolder{82A74AEB-AEB4-465C-A014-D097EE346D63}Control Panel\All Control Panel Items
Cookies{2B0F765D-C0E9-4171-908E-08A611B84FF6}C:\Users\{user-name]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies
CredentialManager{915221FB-9EFE-4bda-8FD7-F78DCA774F87}C:\Users\[user-name]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Credentials
CryptoKeys{B88F4DAA-E7BD-49a9-B74D-02885A5DC765}C:\Users\[user-name]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Crypto
Default Gadgets{7B396E54-9EC5-4300-BE0A-2482EBAE1A26}C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets
Desktop{B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641}C:\Users\[user-name]\Desktop
Device Metadata Store{5CE4A5E9-E4EB-479D-B89F-130C02886155}C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\DeviceMetadataStore
DocumentsLibrary{7b0db17d-9cd2-4a93-9733-46cc89022e7c}Libraries\Documents
Downloads{374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}C:\Users\[user-name]\Downloads
DpapiKeys{10C07CD0-EF91-4567-B850-448B77CB37F9}C:\Users\[user-name]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Protect
Favorites{1777F761-68AD-4D8A-87BD-30B759FA33DD}C:\Users\[user-name]\Favorites
Fonts{FD228CB7-AE11-4AE3-864C-16F3910AB8FE}C:\Windows\Fonts
Gadgets{A75D362E-50FC-4fb7-AC2C-A8BEAA314493}C:\Users\[user-name]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets
Games{CAC52C1A-B53D-4edc-92D7-6B2E8AC19434}Games
GameTasks{054FAE61-4DD8-4787-80B6-090220C4B700}C:\Users\[user-name]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\GameExplorer
History{D9DC8A3B-B784-432E-A781-5A1130A75963}C:\Users\[user-name]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\History
HomeGroupFolder{52528A6B-B9E3-4add-B60D-588C2DBA842D}Homegroup
ImplicitAppShortcuts{bcb5256f-79f6-4cee-b725-dc34e402fd46}C:\Users\[user-name]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\ImplicitAppShortcuts
InternetFolder{4D9F7874-4E0C-4904-967B-40B0D20C3E4B}Internet Explorer
Libraries{1B3EA5DC-B587-4786-B4EF-BD1DC332AEAE}Libraries
Links{bfb9d5e0-c6a9-404c-b2b2-ae6db6af4968}C:\Users\[user-name]\Links
Local AppData{F1B32785-6FBA-4FCF-9D55-7B8E7F157091}C:\Users\[user-name]\AppData\Local
LocalAppDataLow{A520A1A4-1780-4FF6-BD18-167343C5AF16}C:\Users\[user-name]\AppData\LocalLow
MusicLibrary{2112AB0A-C86A-4ffe-A368-0DE96E47012E}Libraries\Music
MyComputerFolder{0AC0837C-BBF8-452A-850D-79D08E667CA7}Computer
My Music{4BD8D571-6D19-48D3-BE97-422220080E43}C:\Users\[user-name]\Music
My Pictures{33E28130-4E1E-4676-835A-98395C3BC3BB}C:\Users\[user-name]\Pictures
My Video{18989B1D-99B5-455B-841C-AB7C74E4DDFC}C:\Users\[user-name]\Videos
NetHood{C5ABBF53-E17F-4121-8900-86626FC2C973}C:\Users\[user-name]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Network Shortcuts
NetworkPlacesFolder{D20BEEC4-5CA8-4905-AE3B-BF251EA09B53}Network
Personal{FDD39AD0-238F-46AF-ADB4-6C85480369C7}C:\Users\[user-name]\Documents
PicturesLibrary{A990AE9F-A03B-4e80-94BC-9912D7504104}Libraries\Pictures
PrintHood{9274BD8D-CFD1-41C3-B35E-B13F55A758F4}C:\Users\[user-name]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Printer Shortcuts
PrintersFolder{76FC4E2D-D6AD-4519-A663-37BD56068185}All Control Panel Items\Printers
Profile{5E6C858F-0E22-4760-9AFE-EA3317B67173}C:\Users\[user-name]
ProgramFiles{905e63b6-c1bf-494e-b29c-65b732d3d21a}C:\Program Files
ProgramFilesCommon{F7F1ED05-9F6D-47A2-AAAE-29D317C6F066}C:\Program Files\Common Files
ProgramFilesCommonX64{6365D5A7-0F0D-45e5-87F6-0DA56B6A4F7D}C:\Program Files\Common Files
ProgramFilesCommonX86{DE974D24-D9C6-4D3E-BF91-F4455120B917}C:\Program Files [x86]\Common Files
ProgramFilesX86{7C5A40EF-A0FB-4BFC-874A-C0F2E0B9FA8E}C:\Program Files [x86]
ProgramFilesX64{6D809377-6AF0-444b-8957-A3773F02200E}C:\Program Files
Programs{A77F5D77-2E2B-44C3-A6A2-ABA601054A51}C:\Users\[user-name]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
Public{DFDF76A2-C82A-4D63-906A-5644AC457385}C:\Public
PublicAccountPictures{0482af6c-08f1-4c34-8c90-e17ec98b1e17}C:\Users\Public\AccountPictures
PublicGameTasks{DEBF2536-E1A8-4c59-B6A2-414586476AEA}C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\GameExplorer
PublicLibraries{48daf80b-e6cf-4f4e-b800-0e69d84ee384}C:\Users\Public\Libraries
Quick Launch{52a4f021-7b75-48a9-9f6b-4b87a210bc8f}C:\Users\[user-name]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
Recent{AE50C081-EBD2-438A-8655-8A092E34987A}C:\Users\[user-name]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent
RecycleBinFolder{B7534046-3ECB-4C18-BE4E-64CD4CB7D6AC}Recycle Bin
ResourceDir{8AD10C31-2ADB-4296-A8F7-E4701232C972}C:\Windows\Resources
Ringtones{C870044B-F49E-4126-A9C3-B52A1FF411E8}C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Ringtones
Roaming Tiles{00BCFC5A-ED94-4e48-96A1-3F6217F21990}C:\Users\[user-name]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\RoamingTiles
Startup{B97D20BB-F46A-4C97-BA10-5E3608430854}C:\Users\[user-name]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
SavedGames{4C5C32FF-BB9D-43b0-B5B4-2D72E54EAAA4}C:\Users\[user-name]\Saved Games
Searches{7d1d3a04-debb-4115-95cf-2f29da2920da}C:\Users\[user-name]\Searches
SearchHomeFolder{190337d1-b8ca-4121-a639-6d472d16972a}search-ms:
SendTo{8983036C-27C0-404B-8F08-102D10DCFD74}C:\Users\[user-name]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo
Start Menu{625B53C3-AB48-4EC1-BA1F-A1EF4146FC19}C:\Users\[user-name]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu
SyncCenterFolder{43668BF8-C14E-49B2-97C9-747784D784B7}Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Sync Center
SyncResultsFolder{289A9A43-BE44-4057-A41B-587A76D7E7F9}Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Sync Center\Sync Results
SyncSetupFolder{0F214138-B1D3-4a90-BBA9-27CBC0C5389A}Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Sync Center\Sync Setup
System{1AC14E77-02E7-4E5D-B744-2EB1AE5198B7}C:\Windows\System32
SystemX86{D65231B0-B2F1-4857-A4CE-A8E7C6EA7D27}C:\Windows\SysWOW64
SystemCertificates{54EED2E0-E7CA-4fdb-9148-0F4247291CFA}C:\Users\[user-name]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SystemCertificates
Templates{A63293E8-664E-48DB-A079-DF759E0509F7}C:\Users\[user-name]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates
User Pinned{9e3995ab-1f9c-4f13-b827-48b24b6c7174}C:\Users\[user-name]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned
UserProfiles{0762D272-C50A-4BB0-A382-697DCD729B80}C:\Users
UsersFilesFolder{f3ce0f7c-4901-4acc-8648-d5d44b04ef8f}C:\Users\[user-name]
UsersLibrariesFolder{A302545D-DEFF-464b-ABE8-61C8648D939B}Libraries
VideosLibrary{491E922F-5643-4af4-A7EB-4E7A138D8174}Libraries\Videos
Windows{F38BF404-1D43-42F2-9305-67DE0B28FC23}C:\Windows

Here are some ways by which you can use either the CLSID or Name of a commands to open different locations:
Windows Explorer Address Bar

  • shell:Name
  • explorer shell:Name
  • shell:::{CLSID}
  • explorer.exe shell:::{CLSID}

Command Prompt:

  • explorer shell:Name
  • explorer.exe shell:::{CLSID}

Registry:

  • explorer shell:Name
  • explorer.exe shell:::{CLSID}

Create Shortcuts:

  • explorer shell:Name
  • %WinDir%\explorer shell:Name
  • explorer.exe shell:::{CLSID}
  • %WinDir%\explorer.exe shell:::{CLSID}

Run dialog:

  • shell:Name
  • explorer shell:Name
  • shell:::{CLSID}
  • explorer.exe shell:::{CLSID}