Windows Shell Tips and Tricks

Another tip for Windows power users. Most of us often use Run dialog to launch programs by hitting Win+R.
We can do a lot from this dialog, Today I would like to share a neat little trick that I found here. This trick helps us navigate to some common folder locations quickly. Inside run dialog type shell:system and hit enter to open c:\windows\system32 folder in explorer, similarly shell:downloads will open your default downloads folder.

Windows Shell Aliases

To get the complete list of these aliases visit

BONUS: This trick also works in open/save file dialogs!

Windows Shell Aliases


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