New Shell Commands in Windows 7

Shell commands are used when you want to access relatively inaccessible locations in Windows. They can also be used to create desktop shortcuts.

Windows 7 New Shell Commands

Windows 7 has a few new shell commands. Some of the useful ones are:

shell:Device Metadata Store
shell:User Pinned

Open your Run box and run these shell commands from there.

If you know of more, please feel free to add them.

Windows has a set of certain folders which are identified by unique strings referred to as CLSID or Windows Class Identifiers. These folders can be accessed by using the CLSID identifier codes that Windows assigns to each individual folder in the Windows Registry. If you know the codes, you can launch these with ease. Apart from the exisiting shell commands, shortcuts and CLSID’s, which are present in Windows 7, Windows 8 offers some new shortcuts, shell commands¬†and CLID’s.

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