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CLSID Key (GUID) Shortcuts List for Windows 8

  1. #50


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by saffa View Post
    Brink for some reason when i put in %WinDir%\explorer.exe /e\ {20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B} into target i get the documents folder instead of the downloads folder did i miss something or did i input something incorrectly ?
    You just missed the comma and two colon punctuations. The target would be this below instead.

    explorer /e,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}

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  2. #51


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    Windows 7 Pro Dual Boot Windows 8.1 Pro


    Beauty Thanks Brink also why do you think Microsoft chanes the name of windows explorer to file explorer.
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  3. #52


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    64-bit Windows 10


    You're welcome.

    IMO, the File Explorer name makes more sense now since you are actually browsing through your files on the local PC and other locations and devices instead of just Windows. I suppose Microsoft felt the same.
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  4. #53


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    Some of these don't work. New install of 8.1 Spring Update Professional x64. I am attempting Administrative Tools, the 'System' dialog, Windows Update and a few others. They all open documents. Here is an example from Run: C:\Windows\explorer.exe /e,::{36eef7db-88ad-4e81-ad49-0e313f0c35f8} . The shell::: option displays an error. Any ideas? T. I. A.
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  5. #54


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    Hello Silekonn, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Entering the location below while creating a new shortcut for Windows Updates works for me in Windows 8.1 Update. Please test to see if it will work for the others as well.

    shell:::{36eef7db-88ad-4e81-ad49-0e313f0c35f8}

    Hope this helps for now,
    Shawn
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  6. #55


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    Win8ProMC


    The shortcut works. It must be different from 'Run.' What I need is 'System.' Does it function?

    edit: Nevermind, shortcuts work with the shell command. These do not function well with Run. Thanks for the assistance.
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  7. #56


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    You're most welcome. It works in the Run dialog as well though.
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  8. #57


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    Win8ProMC


    explorer /shell:::{BB06C0E4-D293-4f75-8A90-CB05B6477EEE} and explorer /e,::{BB06C0E4-D293-4f75-8A90-CB05B6477EEE} each return the documents folder.
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  9. #58


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    It would be this below instead without the backslash.

    explorer shell:::{BB06C0E4-D293-4f75-8A90-CB05B6477EEE}
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  10. #59


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Hello Brink, I am trying to open Connection Settings (The network flyout, then Connection Settings). I have yet to find the GUID of it. From this page, I found that I could use {A3DD4F92-658A-410F-84FD-6FBBBEF2FFFE}, but that opens something else. If I cannot find the GUID of the not called Metro interface, I guess I'll use that. Though I would like to use pages. How should I use pages with GUIDs?
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