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List of All Windows 8 CLSID Keys and Shell Commands

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.

Name CLSID Folder
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

Command Prompt:

Registry:

Create Shortcuts:

Run dialog: