New keyboard shortcuts, shell and CLSID commands in Windows 8

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Windows has a series of specific folders identified by unique strings called CLSID or Windows Class Identifiers. These folders are accessible using the CLSID identifiers that Windows assigns to each folder in the Windows registry. If you know the codes, you can start them easily.

In addition to the shell, shortcut and CLSID commands available in Windows 7, Windows 8 offers new shortcuts, shell commands and CLID. You can use them to create shortcuts on the desktop if you wish.

Some new shortcuts, shell and CLSID commands in Windows 8

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Metro file search from desktop : Search files from desktop. The search field appears on the right side of the screen

%WinDir%WinDir%explorer.exe shell:::::::::{2559a1f0-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60f60b9f0}.


Outreach service

%WinDir%explorer.exe Shell:::::::{8060B2E3-C9D7-4A5D-8C6B-CE8EBA11A111328}}.


Network Panel : Opens the Networks window on the right side of the screen

rundll32.exe %SystemRoot%system32van.dll, RunVAN


Program Folders and Quick Items : Lists all attached programs and folders displayed on the home screen and/or in all Metro applications.

%WinDir%explorer.exe shell::::::::{865e5e5e5e7-A76-A76-ad83-4dca-A109-50dc2113ce9a}.


Update or reset PC

%WinDirDir%explorer.exe shell:::::::::::{9FE63AFD-59CF-4419-9775-ABCC3849F861} }.


Windows 7 File Recovery : Backup or restore your files

%WinDir%explorer.exe Shell::::::::{B98A2BEA-7D42-4558-8BD1-832F41BAC6FD}.


All settings: Almost identical to all tasks or main control panel or God mode, but simply sorted differently – call New Super Mode in Windows 8 if you want !

%WinDir%explorer.exe Shell::::::::{F90C627B-7280-45db-BC26-CCE7BDD620A4}.


All applications

explorer.exe shell:::::::::::{4234d49b-0245-4df3-B780-B780-3893943456e1}}.



%WinDir%explore. Shell exe::::::::::{F942C606-47AB-0914-BE56-BE56-1321B8035096(2)2559a1f0

Show desktop

%WinDir%explorer.exe shell::::::{3080F90D-D7AD-11AD-11D9-BD98-0000947B0257}}.


User account image explorer

(1). exe shell:AccountImages


List of installed applications







Roaming tiles

Tray : Roaming Tiles


Some Windows desktop shortcuts 8 ready to use

I created desktop shortcuts ready to use based on these shortcuts. You can download it by clicking here. However, you must select and define an icon according to your choice.

I came across this list. The page is in English, but you can use the Bing Translator to read the article.

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