In a post of showing where the startup folder is in Windows 8, I revealed a quick way of how to locate and access it easily and quickly with a simply command line Shell. If you somehow missed it, it’s worth your time going back and checking it out.
That was just one of many folders Shell can help to quickly get you access to. How many more can it do? Let’s take look.
For starters, the syntax of Shell command is something like this:
It’s important to note that there is NO SPACE between shell, the colon, and the folder name.
And you can easily execute it through the Run box. For example, to quickly access Startup folder, you can
Press Win+R to bring up the Run box, type in Shell:startup, and press Enter.
Another windows explorer pops up with default folder set at Startup.
Below is a list of Folder Names that this Shell command can help to quickly locate.
Available in previous Windows, including Windows 7:
Common Administrative Tools
Common Start Menu
Device Metadata Store
Available new in Windows 8:
Roamed Tile Images
The above list was extracted from the registry below:
I found this is very useful to me, and will be saving me a lot of times down the road.
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