clsidThis is the CLSID List and Windows Special Folders Cheat Sheet. Most of the Special Folders within the Operating System are known by unique strings also known as CLSIDs or Class Identifiers. Some can be used with FileSelectFile, FileSelectFolder, and Run. If and when a Windows Shell needs an access to a system folder, it uses the CLSID to search through the Registry to search for the appropriate .dll or other object.
Your RUN command may support various CLSIDs depending on system config and installation. To open a CLSID folder via Run, simply specify the CLSID as your first parameter. To maximize use of all listed CLSIDs, you can either use RUN to execute the example string, or create a new folder and name it with the specified CLSID, or just paste it in your Windows Explorer and run it from the address bar.clsid
For example, to open the Recycle Bin folder:
Open Run and copy-paste the following and hit OK.
Create a new folder, and name it as
Recycle Bin.{645ff040-5081-101b-9f08-00aa002f954e}
Copy Paste the following in the Explorer address bar
3. Other samples for execution with Run
Run ::{450d8fba-ad25-11d0-98a8-0800361b1103} ; Opens the “My Documents” folder.
Run ::{208d2c60-3aea-1069-a2d7-08002b30309d} ; Opens the “My Network Places”
Run ::{450d8fba-ad25-11d0-98a8-0800361b1103}\Custom Folder ; Opens a folder that exists inside “My Documents”.
Common CLSID Strings and Special Folders
CLSID String
Function or Location
Execute in RUN
Administrative Tools
All NET Frameworks and COM Libraries
All Networks For Current Connection
All Tasks
Biometric Settings
Control Panel
Credentials and Logins
Default Programs
Firewall and Security
God Mode
Icons And Notifications
Location Settings
Microsoft Network
My Computer
My Documents
My Network Places
Network Computers
Network Connections
Power Settings
Printers and Faxes
Programs Folder
Programs and Features
Recycle Bin
Scanners and Cameras
Scheduled Tasks
Start Menu Folder
Temporary Internet Files
Web Folders
Control Panel Items CLSID and Canonical Names
CLSID String
Function or Location
Execute in RUN
Action Center
Administrative Tools
Biometric Devices
BitLocker Drive Encryption
Color Management
Credential Manager
Date and Time
Default Programs
Device Manager
Devices and Printers
Ease of Access Center
Family Safety
File History
Folder Options
Indexing Options
Internet Options
iSCSI Initiator
iSNS Server
Location Settings
Network and Sharing Center
Notification Area Icons
Pen and Touch
Phone and Modem
Power Options
Programs and Features
RemoteApp and Desktop Connections
Speech Recognition
Storage Spaces
Sync Center
Tablet PC Settings
Taskbar and Navigation
User Accounts
Windows Anytime Upgrade
Windows Defender
Windows Firewall
Windows Mobility Center
Windows To Go
Windows Update
Work Folders
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