Shell shortcuts in Vista

Our good friend, Ed Holloway, has posted a great tip that he received from Microsoft MVP Keith Miller on navigating to system folders in Vista that are hidden.

In Vista you can navigate to many of the system folders, such as the “Send To” folder by typing shell:<Command Name> (eg shell:sendto) in the Start/Search(aka Run) text box (See screen shot).  This sure beats typing C:\Users\[UserID]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo\ to do the same thing.


Checkout Ed’s blog for a complete list of commands that can be executed using that shell: command