CLSID (GUID) shell location list in Windows 10

There are lots of shell locations in Windows 10, that you can access via shell:::{GUID} commands from the "Run" dialog. They are also known as "Shell Folders". With each version of Windows, many new shell locations are added. Here is the list of CLSID (GUID) shell locations available in Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

What are Shell Folders

Shell folders are ActiveX objects that implement a special virtual folder or a virtual applet. In some cases, they provide access to physical folders on your hard drive or even to special OS functionality like "Minimize all Windows" or the Alt+Tab switcher.

What you can do with Shell Folders

You can use them in various scenarios, but in the general case you can use them to create a shortcut to a specific Control Panel applet or a Windows feature. For example, the following command will open the "Network Connections" folder:

shell:::{7007ACC7-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E}

windows-10-network-locations-folder

Note: Press Win+R keys on your keyboard, copy the command above and paste it in the "Run" dialog.

run-clsid The following command will open Control panel always in "Category" view:

shell:::{26EE0668-A00A-44D7-9371-BEB064C98683}

And the following command will open Control Panel in icon-view, either small or large, that was set by the user the last time he opened it.

shell:::{5399E694-6CE5-4D6C-8FCE-1D8870FDCBA0}

There are lots of interesting things there. You may already know the famous so called God Mode/All Tasks shell location.

Tip: You can use Winaero Tweaker to create a shortcut for any shell folder in Windows 10. It comes with the following option.

Winaero Tweaker Shell Folders 1

Use it to save your time.

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Today I would like to share with you the most comprehensive list of shell locations I have discovered in Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

CLSID (GUID) shell location list in Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Shell locationCommand
ActiveX Cache Foldershell:::{88C6C381-2E85-11D0-94DE-444553540000}
Add Network Placeshell:::{D4480A50-BA28-11d1-8E75-00C04FA31A86}
Administrative Toolsshell:::{D20EA4E1-3957-11d2-A40B-0C5020524153}
All Control Panel Itemsshell:::{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}
All Settingsshell:::{5ED4F38C-D3FF-4D61-B506-6820320AEBFE}
All Tasksshell:::{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
Applicationsshell:::{4234d49b-0245-4df3-b780-3893943456e1}
AppSuggestedLocationsshell:::{c57a6066-66a3-4d91-9eb9-41532179f0a5}
AutoPlayshell:::{9C60DE1E-E5FC-40f4-A487-460851A8D915}
Backup and Restore (Windows 7)shell:::{B98A2BEA-7D42-4558-8BD1-832F41BAC6FD}
BitLocker Drive Encryptionshell:::{D9EF8727-CAC2-4e60-809E-86F80A666C91}
Bluetooth Devicesshell:::{28803F59-3A75-4058-995F-4EE5503B023C}
Briefcaseshell:::{85BBD920-42A0-1069-A2E4-08002B30309D}
Cabinet Shell Foldershell:::{0CD7A5C0-9F37-11CE-AE65-08002B2E1262}
CLSID_AppInstanceFoldershell:::{64693913-1c21-4f30-a98f-4e52906d3b56}
CLSID_DBFoldershell:::{b2952b16-0e07-4e5a-b993-58c52cb94cae}
CLSID_DBFolderBothshell:::{1bef2128-2f96-4500-ba7c-098dc0049cb2}
CLSID_SearchHomeshell:::{9343812e-1c37-4a49-a12e-4b2d810d956b}
CLSID_StartMenuCommandingProviderFoldershell:::{a00ee528-ebd9-48b8-944a-8942113d46ac}
CLSID_StartMenuLauncherProviderFoldershell:::{98F275B4-4FFF-11E0-89E2-7B86DFD72085}
CLSID_StartMenuPathCompleteProviderFoldershell:::{e345f35f-9397-435c-8f95-4e922c26259e}
CLSID_StartMenuProviderFoldershell:::{daf95313-e44d-46af-be1b-cbacea2c3065}
Command Foldershell:::{437ff9c0-a07f-4fa0-af80-84b6c6440a16}
Common Places FS Foldershell:::{d34a6ca6-62c2-4c34-8a7c-14709c1ad938}
CompressedFoldershell:::{E88DCCE0-B7B3-11d1-A9F0-00AA0060FA31}
Connect Toshell:::{38A98528-6CBF-4CA9-8DC0-B1E1D10F7B1B}
Control Panelshell:::{26EE0668-A00A-44D7-9371-BEB064C98683}
Control Panelshell:::{5399E694-6CE5-4D6C-8FCE-1D8870FDCBA0}
Credential Managershell:::{1206F5F1-0569-412C-8FEC-3204630DFB70}
Default Programsshell:::{17cd9488-1228-4b2f-88ce-4298e93e0966}
delegate folder that appears in Computershell:::{b155bdf8-02f0-451e-9a26-ae317cfd7779}
delegate folder that appears in Users Files Foldershell:::{DFFACDC5-679F-4156-8947-C5C76BC0B67F}
Desktopshell:::{00021400-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}
DeviceCenter Initializationshell:::{C2B136E2-D50E-405C-8784-363C582BF43E}
DevicePairingFolder Initializationshell:::{AEE2420F-D50E-405C-8784-363C582BF45A}
Devices and Printersshell:::{A8A91A66-3A7D-4424-8D24-04E180695C7A}
Displayshell:::{C555438B-3C23-4769-A71F-B6D3D9B6053A}
DLNA Content Directory Data Sourceshell:::{D2035EDF-75CB-4EF1-95A7-410D9EE17170}
DXPshell:::{8FD8B88D-30E1-4F25-AC2B-553D3D65F0EA}
Ease of Access Centershell:::{D555645E-D4F8-4c29-A827-D93C859C4F2A}
E-mailshell:::{2559a1f5-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}
Enhanced Storage Data Sourceshell:::{9113A02D-00A3-46B9-BC5F-9C04DADDD5D7}
Explorer Browser Results Foldershell:::{418c8b64-5463-461d-88e0-75e2afa3c6fa}
Favoritesshell:::{323CA680-C24D-4099-B94D-446DD2D7249E}
File Backup Indexshell:::{877ca5ac-cb41-4842-9c69-9136e42d47e2}
File Explorer Optionsshell:::{6DFD7C5C-2451-11d3-A299-00C04F8EF6AF}
File Historyshell:::{F6B6E965-E9B2-444B-9286-10C9152EDBC5}
FileHistoryDataSourceshell:::{2F6CE85C-F9EE-43CA-90C7-8A9BD53A2467}
Folder Shortcutshell:::{0AFACED1-E828-11D1-9187-B532F1E9575D}
Font settingsshell:::{93412589-74D4-4E4E-AD0E-E0CB621440FD}
Fontsshell:::{BD84B380-8CA2-1069-AB1D-08000948F534}
Frequent foldersshell:::{3936E9E4-D92C-4EEE-A85A-BC16D5EA0819}
Fusion Cacheshell:::{1D2680C9-0E2A-469d-B787-065558BC7D43}
Gamesshell:::{ED228FDF-9EA8-4870-83b1-96b02CFE0D52}
Get Programsshell:::{15eae92e-f17a-4431-9f28-805e482dafd4}
Historyshell:::{FF393560-C2A7-11CF-BFF4-444553540000}
Homegroupshell:::{6785BFAC-9D2D-4be5-B7E2-59937E8FB80A}
HomeGroupshell:::{67CA7650-96E6-4FDD-BB43-A8E774F73A57}
Homegroupshell:::{B4FB3F98-C1EA-428d-A78A-D1F5659CBA93}
IE History and Feeds Shell Data Source for Windows Searchshell:::{11016101-E366-4D22-BC06-4ADA335C892B}
IE RSS Feeds Foldershell:::{9a096bb5-9dc3-4d1c-8526-c3cbf991ea4e}
Installed Updatesshell:::{d450a8a1-9568-45c7-9c0e-b4f9fb4537bd}
Languageshell:::{BF782CC9-5A52-4A17-806C-2A894FFEEAC5}
LayoutFoldershell:::{328B0346-7EAF-4BBE-A479-7CB88A095F5B}
Librariesshell:::{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5}
Libraries delegate folder that appears in Users Files Foldershell:::{896664F7-12E1-490f-8782-C0835AFD98FC}
Library Foldershell:::{a5a3563a-5755-4a6f-854e-afa3230b199f}
Location Foldershell:::{267cf8a9-f4e3-41e6-95b1-af881be130ff}
Manage Wireless Networksshell:::{1FA9085F-25A2-489B-85D4-86326EEDCD87}
Media Serversshell:::{289AF617-1CC3-42A6-926C-E6A863F0E3BA}
Microsoft FTP Foldershell:::{63da6ec0-2e98-11cf-8d82-444553540000}
Microsoft Office Outlookshell:::{89D83576-6BD1-4c86-9454-BEB04E94C819}
My Documentsshell:::{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}
Networkshell:::{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}
Networkshell:::{F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C}
Network and Sharing Centershell:::{8E908FC9-BECC-40f6-915B-F4CA0E70D03D}
Network Connectionsshell:::{7007ACC7-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E}
Network Connectionsshell:::{992CFFA0-F557-101A-88EC-00DD010CCC48}
Notification Area Iconsshell:::{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9}
Offline Filesshell:::{BD7A2E7B-21CB-41b2-A086-B309680C6B7E}
Offline Files Foldershell:::{AFDB1F70-2A4C-11d2-9039-00C04F8EEB3E}
OneDriveshell:::{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6}
Personalizationshell:::{ED834ED6-4B5A-4bfe-8F11-A626DCB6A921}
Picturesshell:::{45e8e0e8-7ae9-41ad-a9e8-594972716684}
Portable Devicesshell:::{35786D3C-B075-49b9-88DD-029876E11C01}
Power Optionsshell:::{025A5937-A6BE-4686-A844-36FE4BEC8B6D}
Previous Versionsshell:::{9DB7A13C-F208-4981-8353-73CC61AE2783}
Previous Versions Results Delegate Foldershell:::{a3c3d402-e56c-4033-95f7-4885e80b0111}
Previous Versions Results Foldershell:::{f8c2ab3b-17bc-41da-9758-339d7dbf2d88}
Printersshell:::{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}
Printersshell:::{863aa9fd-42df-457b-8e4d-0de1b8015c60}
printhood delegate foldershell:::{ed50fc29-b964-48a9-afb3-15ebb9b97f36}
Programs and Featuresshell:::{7b81be6a-ce2b-4676-a29e-eb907a5126c5}
Publicshell:::{4336a54d-038b-4685-ab02-99bb52d3fb8b}
Recent foldersshell:::{22877a6d-37a1-461a-91b0-dbda5aaebc99}
Recent Items Instance Foldershell:::{4564b25e-30cd-4787-82ba-39e73a750b14}
Recoveryshell:::{9FE63AFD-59CF-4419-9775-ABCC3849F861}
Recycle Binshell:::{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}
RemoteApp and Desktop Connectionsshell:::{241D7C96-F8BF-4F85-B01F-E2B043341A4B}
Removable Drivesshell:::{F5FB2C77-0E2F-4A16-A381-3E560C68BC83}
Removable Storage Devicesshell:::{a6482830-08eb-41e2-84c1-73920c2badb9}
Results Foldershell:::{2965e715-eb66-4719-b53f-1672673bbefa}
Run...shell:::{2559a1f3-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}
Searchshell:::{04731B67-D933-450a-90E6-4ACD2E9408FE}
Searchshell:::{2559a1f0-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}
Search Connector Foldershell:::{72b36e70-8700-42d6-a7f7-c9ab3323ee51}
Security and Maintenanceshell:::{BB64F8A7-BEE7-4E1A-AB8D-7D8273F7FDB6}
Set Program Access and Computer Defaultsshell:::{2559a1f7-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}
Shell DocObject Viewershell:::{E7E4BC40-E76A-11CE-A9BB-00AA004AE837}
Shell File System Foldershell:::{0E5AAE11-A475-4c5b-AB00-C66DE400274E}
Shell File System Foldershell:::{F3364BA0-65B9-11CE-A9BA-00AA004AE837}
Show desktopshell:::{3080F90D-D7AD-11D9-BD98-0000947B0257}
Speech Recognitionshell:::{58E3C745-D971-4081-9034-86E34B30836A}
Start Menushell:::{48e7caab-b918-4e58-a94d-505519c795dc}
Storage Spacesshell:::{F942C606-0914-47AB-BE56-1321B8035096}
StreamBackedFoldershell:::{EDC978D6-4D53-4b2f-A265-5805674BE568}
Subscription Foldershell:::{F5175861-2688-11d0-9C5E-00AA00A45957}
Switch between windowsshell:::{3080F90E-D7AD-11D9-BD98-0000947B0257}
Sync Centershell:::{9C73F5E5-7AE7-4E32-A8E8-8D23B85255BF}
Sync Center Conflict Delegate Foldershell:::{E413D040-6788-4C22-957E-175D1C513A34}
Sync Center Conflict Foldershell:::{289978AC-A101-4341-A817-21EBA7FD046D}
Sync Results Delegate Foldershell:::{BC48B32F-5910-47F5-8570-5074A8A5636A}
Sync Results Foldershell:::{71D99464-3B6B-475C-B241-E15883207529}
Sync Setup Delegate Foldershell:::{F1390A9A-A3F4-4E5D-9C5F-98F3BD8D935C}
Sync Setup Foldershell:::{2E9E59C0-B437-4981-A647-9C34B9B90891}
Systemshell:::{BB06C0E4-D293-4f75-8A90-CB05B6477EEE}
System Restoreshell:::{3f6bc534-dfa1-4ab4-ae54-ef25a74e0107}
Taskbar and Navigationshell:::{0DF44EAA-FF21-4412-828E-260A8728E7F1}
Temporary Internet Filesshell:::{7BD29E00-76C1-11CF-9DD0-00A0C9034933}
Temporary Internet Filesshell:::{7BD29E01-76C1-11CF-9DD0-00A0C9034933}
The Internetshell:::{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30309D}
This Deviceshell:::{5b934b42-522b-4c34-bbfe-37a3ef7b9c90}
This PCshell:::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
This PCshell:::{5E5F29CE-E0A8-49D3-AF32-7A7BDC173478}
Troubleshootingshell:::{C58C4893-3BE0-4B45-ABB5-A63E4B8C8651}
User Accountsshell:::{60632754-c523-4b62-b45c-4172da012619}
User Accountsshell:::{7A9D77BD-5403-11d2-8785-2E0420524153}
User Pinnedshell:::{1f3427c8-5c10-4210-aa03-2ee45287d668}
UsersFilesshell:::{59031a47-3f72-44a7-89c5-5595fe6b30ee}
Windows Defendershell:::{D8559EB9-20C0-410E-BEDA-7ED416AECC2A}
Windows Featuresshell:::{67718415-c450-4f3c-bf8a-b487642dc39b}
Windows Firewallshell:::{4026492F-2F69-46B8-B9BF-5654FC07E423}
Windows Mobility Centershell:::{5ea4f148-308c-46d7-98a9-49041b1dd468}
Windows Securityshell:::{2559a1f2-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}
Work Foldersshell:::{ECDB0924-4208-451E-8EE0-373C0956DE16}
WWan Shell Foldershell:::{87630419-6216-4ff8-a1f0-143562d16d5c}

You can use them to create shortcuts to access your favorite Windows features directly. Also, you can create a new folder and name it "<Anything>.{GUID}" to access the shell location directly from there instead of creating a shortcut.

You need to use Explorer.exe shell:::{GUID} as the shortcut target to create a shortcut to a specific shell location. Alternatively, you can use the following syntax:

explorer /e,::{CLSID}

In the following example, I will create a shortcut to the Show Desktop  command. show-desktop-command

See the following article: Add the Show Desktop button next to Start in Windows 10

That's it.

17 thoughts on “CLSID (GUID) shell location list in Windows 10

  1. Alicia

    super interesting thanks i love you so much

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      You are welcome.

      Reply
  2. Thark

    It is possible to add some custom CLSID’s? :D

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Yes, it is possible.

      Reply
  3. Phil

    is it working in windows 7 and 8.1 too?

    Reply
  4. Erik

    This is the only I need:
    Connect To shell:::{38A98528-6CBF-4CA9-8DC0-B1E1D10F7B1B}
    And it don’t work!

    Anyone an idea??

    Reply
  5. Ron

    re download page:
    https://winaero.com/download.php?view.1796

    You really should update the download information to reflect the current version being downloaded. First time I looked at the download button I didn’t because I thought it was downloading the old version.

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      I will do.

      Reply
  6. Jim

    I want to pin the Display Settings, so I created a shortcut with this as the target: “C:\Windows\explorer.exe shell:::{C555438B-3C23-4769-A71F-B6D3D9B6053A}” (I just put in “explorer.exe” and Windows added the path).

    When I try to run it, I get an error: This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a program…

    I don’t understand why it’s not working. Any help would be very appreciated!

    Jim

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Which build you have installed?

      Reply
      1. Jim

        Windows 10 Home (64 bit)
        Version 1709
        OS Build 16299.125

        Thanks for the help!

        Jim

        Reply
        1. Jim

          Never mind. I no longer need this.

          Reply
  7. eddie

    C:\Windows\explorer.exe shell:::{2559a1f7-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0} does not bring up “set program access and computer defaults” on windows 10 1803.

    I hate windows 10!

    Reply
  8. Anthony

    May I know what is the GUID for “3D Objects”?

    Reply

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