VB.NET BASIC

Shell Folder identifiers are class identifiers with Shell Folder sub key. In the Windows Registry Some Class identifiers (CLSID) have a ShellFolder sub key e.g.:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\CLSID\{%GUID%}\ShellFolder

Where {%GUID%} is a GUID in the form: {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}.

Note that the Windows versions below are intended for indicative purposes, it is likely that some of these class identifiers are application or Windows sub-system specific.

GUIDWindows versionIdentifierDescription
{00020d75-0000-0000-c000-000000000046}2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 8Inbox
{00020d76-0000-0000-c000-000000000046}NT4Inbox
{00c6d95f-329c-409a-81d7-c46c66ea7f33}7Default Location
{0142e4d0-fb7a-11dc-ba4a-000ffe7ab428}7, 8Biometric Devices (Biometrics)
{025a5937-a6be-4686-a844-36fe4bec8b6d}Vista, 2008, 7, 8Power Options
{031e4825-7b94-4dc3-b131-e946b44c8dd5}2008, 7, 8Users Libraries
{04731b67-d933-450a-90e6-4acd2e9408fe}Vista, 2008, 7, 8CLSID_SearchFolderSearch Folder
{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9}2008, 7, 8Taskbar (Notification Area Icons)
{0875dcb6-c686-4243-9432-adccf0b9f2d7}7Microsoft OneNote Namespace Extension for Windows Desktop Search
{0afaced1-e828-11d1-9187-b532f1e9575d}2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 8Folder Shortcut
{0bd8e793-d371-11d1-b0b5-0060972919d7}7SolidWorks Enterprise PDM
{0c39a5cf-1a7a-40c8-ba74-8900e6df5fcd}Vista, 2008, 7, 8
{0cd7a5c0-9f37-11ce-ae65-08002b2e1262}2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 8Cabinet File
{0df44eaa-ff21-4412-828e-260a8728e7f1}XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 8Taskbar and Start Menu
{11016101-e366-4d22-bc06-4ada335c892b}XP, 2008, 7, 8Internet Explorer History and Feeds Shell Data Source for Windows Search
{1206f5f1-0569-412c-8fec-3204630dfb70}2008, 7, 8Credential Manager
{13e7f612-f261-4391-bea2-39df4f3fa311}XPWindows Desktop Search
{15eae92e-f17a-4431-9f28-805e482dafd4}Vista, 2008, 7, 8Install New Programs (Get Programs)
{1723d66a-7a12-443e-88c7-05e1bfe79983}VistaPrevious Versions Delegate Folder
{17cd9488-1228-4b2f-88ce-4298e93e0966}Vista, 2008, 7, 8Default Programs (Set User Defaults)
{1a9ba3a0-143a-11cf-8350-444553540000}2000Shell Favorite Folder
{1d2680c9-0e2a-469d-b787-065558bc7d43}XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7Fusion Cache
{1f3427c8-5c10-4210-aa03-2ee45287d668}2008, 7, 8User Pinned
{1f43a58c-ea28-43e6-9ec4-34574a16ebb7}XPWindows Desktop Search MAPI Namespace Extension Class
{1f4de370-d627-11d1-ba4f-00a0c91eedba}2000, XP, 2003Search Results - Computers (Computer Search Results Folder, Network Computers)
{1fa9085f-25a2-489b-85d4-86326eedcd87}Vista, 7, 8Manage Wireless Networks
{208d2c60-3aea-1069-a2d7-08002b30309d}XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 8My Network Places (Network)
{20d04fe0-3aea-1069-a2d8-08002b30309d}XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 8My Computer (Computer)
{21ec2020-3aea-1069-a2dd-08002b30309d}XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 8Control Panel
{2227a280-3aea-1069-a2de-08002b30309d}NT4, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 8Printers and Faxes (Printers)
{22877a6d-37a1-461a-91b0-dbda5aaebc99}Vista, 2008, 7, 8TODO found in RecentPlaces.lnk
{241d7c96-f8bf-4f85-b01f-e2b043341a4b}2008, 7, 8Workspaces Center (Remote Application and Desktop Connections)
{2559a1f0-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 8Search
{2559a1f1-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 8Help and Support
{2559a1f2-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 8Windows Security
{2559a1f3-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 8Run...
{2559a1f4-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}XP, 2003, VistaInternet
{2559a1f5-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 8E-mail
{2559a1f6-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}XP, 2003, Vista
{2559a1f7-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}XP, Vista, 2008, 7, 8Set Program Access and Defaults
{267cf8a9-f4e3-41e6-95b1-af881be130ff}2008, 7, 8Location Folder
{26ee0668-a00a-44d7-9371-beb064c98683}Vista, 2008, 7, 8Control Panel
{2728520d-1ec8-4c68-a551-316b684c4ea7}XPNetwork Setup Wizard
{28803f59-3a75-4058-995f-4ee5503b023c}2008, 7, 8Bluetooth Devices
{289978ac-a101-4341-a817-21eba7fd046d}Vista, 7, 8Sync Center Conflict Folder
{289af617-1cc3-42a6-926c-e6a863f0e3ba}8DLNA Media Servers Data Source
{2965e715-eb66-4719-b53f-1672673bbefa}Vista, 2008, 7, 8Results Folder
{2e9e59c0-b437-4981-a647-9c34b9b90891}Vista, 7, 8Sync Setup Folder
{2f6ce85c-f9ee-43ca-90c7-8a9bd53a2467}8File History Data Source
{3080f90d-d7ad-11d9-bd98-0000947b0257}Vista, 2008, 7, 8Show Desktop
{3080f90e-d7ad-11d9-bd98-0000947b0257}Vista, 2008, 7, 8Window Switcher
{323ca680-c24d-4099-b94d-446dd2d7249e}Vista, 2008, 7, 8Common Places
{328b0346-7eaf-4bbe-a479-7cb88a095f5b}Vista, 2008, 7, 8Layout Folder
{335a31dd-f04b-4d76-a925-d6b47cf360df}VistaBackup and Restore Center
{35786d3c-b075-49b9-88dd-029876e11c01}Vista, 7, 8Portable Devices
{36eef7db-88ad-4e81-ad49-0e313f0c35f8}Vista, 2008, 7, 8Windows Update
{38a98528-6cbf-4ca9-8dc0-b1e1d10f7b1b}Vista, 2008, 7, 8TODO
{3c5c43a3-9ce9-4a9b-9699-2ac0cf6cc4bf}XPConfigure Wireless Network
{3f6bc534-dfa1-4ab4-ae54-ef25a74e0107}Vista, 2008, 7, 8System Restore
{4026492f-2f69-46b8-b9bf-5654fc07e423}2008, 7, 8Windows Firewall
{418c8b64-5463-461d-88e0-75e2afa3c6fa}Vista, 2008, 7, 8Explorer Browser Results Folder
{4234d49b-0245-4df3-b780-3893943456e1}8Applications
{4336a54d-038b-4685-ab02-99bb52d3fb8b}Vista, 2008, 7, 8TODO found in Sample Music.lnk and Sample Pictures.lnk
{437ff9c0-a07f-4fa0-af80-84b6c6440a16}Vista, 2008, 7, 8Command Folder
{450d8fba-ad25-11d0-98a8-0800361b1103}2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 8My Documents
{48e7caab-b918-4e58-a94d-505519c795dc}XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 8Start Menu Folder
{5399e694-6ce5-4d6c-8fce-1d8870fdcba0}2008, 7, 8Control Panel command object for Start menu and desktop
{52205fd8-5dfb-447d-801a-d0b52f2e83e1}8TODO found in File Explorer.lnk
{58e3c745-d971-4081-9034-86e34b30836a}Vista, 7, 8Speech Recognition Options
{59031a47-3f72-44a7-89c5-5595fe6b30ee}XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 8Shared Documents Folder (Users Files)
{5ea4f148-308c-46d7-98a9-49041b1dd468}Vista, 7, 8Mobility Center Control Panel
{60632754-c523-4b62-b45c-4172da012619}Vista, 2008, 7, 8User Accounts
{63da6ec0-2e98-11cf-8d82-444553540000}2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 8Microsoft FTP Folder
{640167b4-59b0-47a6-b335-a6b3c0695aea}XP, 2003Portable Media Devices
{645ff040-5081-101b-9f08-00aa002f954e}NT4, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 8Recycle Bin
{64693913-1c21-4f30-a98f-4e52906d3b56}8CLSID_AppInstanceFolder
{67718415-c450-4f3c-bf8a-b487642dc39b}Vista, 7, 8Windows Features
{6785bfac-9d2d-4be5-b7e2-59937e8fb80a}2008, 7, 8Other Users Folder
{67ca7650-96e6-4fdd-bb43-a8e774f73a57}7, 8Home Group Control Panel (Home Group)
{692f0339-cbaa-47e6-b5b5-3b84db604e87}XP, 2003, VistaExtensions Manager Folder
{6dfd7c5c-2451-11d3-a299-00c04f8ef6af}XP, 2003, VistaFolder Options
{7007acc7-3202-11d1-aad2-00805fc1270e}2000, XP, 2003, VistaNetwork Connections (Network and Dial-up Connections)
{708e1662-b832-42a8-bbe1-0a77121e3908}VistaTree property value folder
{71d99464-3b6b-475c-b241-e15883207529}Vista, 7, 8Sync Results Folder
{72b36e70-8700-42d6-a7f7-c9ab3323ee51}2008, 7, 8Search Connector Folder
{78f3955e-3b90-4184-bd14-5397c15f1efc}Vista, 7, 8Performance Information and Tools
{7a9d77bd-5403-11d2-8785-2e0420524153}2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8User Accounts (Users and Passwords)
{7b81be6a-ce2b-4676-a29e-eb907a5126c5}Vista, 2008, 7, 8Programs and Features
{7bd29e00-76c1-11cf-9dd0-00a0c9034933}2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 8Temporary Internet Files
{7bd29e01-76c1-11cf-9dd0-00a0c9034933}XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 8Temporary Internet Files
{7be9d83c-a729-4d97-b5a7-1b7313c39e0a}XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 8Programs Folder
{8060b2e3-c9d7-4a5d-8c6b-ce8eba111328}8Proximity CPL
{8343457c-8703-410f-ba8b-8b026e431743}8Feedback Tool
{85bbd920-42a0-1069-a2e4-08002b30309d}NT4, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7, 8Briefcase
{863aa9fd-42df-457b-8e4d-0de1b8015c60}2008, 7, 8Remote Printers
{865e5e76-ad83-4dca-a109-50dc2113ce9a}Vista, 2008, 7, 8Programs Folder and Fast Items
{871c5380-42a0-1069-a2ea-08002b30309d}2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 8Internet Explorer (Homepage)
{87630419-6216-4ff8-a1f0-143562d16d5c}7, 8Mobile Broadband Profile Settings Editor
{877ca5ac-cb41-4842-9c69-9136e42d47e2}Vista, 7, 8File Backup Index
{88c6c381-2e85-11d0-94de-444553540000}2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 8ActiveX Cache Folder
{896664f7-12e1-490f-8782-c0835afd98fc}2008, 7, 8Libraries delegate folder that appears in Users Files Folder
{89d83576-6bd1-4c86-9454-beb04e94c819}Vista, 7, 8TODO
{8e908fc9-becc-40f6-915b-f4ca0e70d03d}Vista, 2008, 7, 8Network and Sharing Center
{8fd8b88d-30e1-4f25-ac2b-553d3d65f0ea}2008, 7, 8DXP
{9113a02d-00a3-46b9-bc5f-9c04daddd5d7}2008, 7, 8Enhanced Storage Data Source
{93412589-74d4-4e4e-ad0e-e0cb621440fd}2008, 7, 8Font Settings
{9343812e-1c37-4a49-a12e-4b2d810d956b}Vista, 2008, 7, 8Search Home
{96437431-5a90-4658-a77c-25478734f03e}2008Server Manager
{96ae8d84-a250-4520-95a5-a47a7e3c548b}Vista, 7, 8Parental Controls
{98d99750-0b8a-4c59-9151-589053683d73}7, 8Windows Search Service Media Center Namespace Extension Handler
{98f275b4-4fff-11e0-89e2-7b86dfd72085}8CLSID_StartMenuLauncherProviderFolder
{992cffa0-f557-101a-88ec-00dd010ccc48}2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 8Network Connections (Network and Dial-up Connections)
{9a096bb5-9dc3-4d1c-8526-c3cbf991ea4e}XP, Vista, 2008, 7, 8Internet Explorer RSS Feeds Folder
{9c60de1e-e5fc-40f4-a487-460851a8d915}Vista, 2008, 7, 8AutoPlay
{9c73f5e5-7ae7-4e32-a8e8-8d23b85255bf}Vista, 7, 8Sync Center Folder
{9db7a13c-f208-4981-8353-73cc61ae2783}XP, 2003, 2008, 7, 8Previous Versions
{9f433b7c-5f96-4ce1-ac28-aeaa1cc04d7c}VistaSecurity Center
{9fe63afd-59cf-4419-9775-abcc3849f861}7, 8System Recovery (Recovery)
{a00ee528-ebd9-48b8-944a-8942113d46ac}8CLSID_StartMenuCommandingProviderFolder
{a3c3d402-e56c-4033-95f7-4885e80b0111}2008, 7, 8Previous Versions Results Delegate Folder
{a5a3563a-5755-4a6f-854e-afa3230b199f}2008, 7, 8Library Folder
{a5e46e3a-8849-11d1-9d8c-00c04fc99d61}2000, XP, 2003, VistaMicrosoft Browser Architecture
{a6482830-08eb-41e2-84c1-73920c2badb9}8Removable Storage Devices
{a8a91a66-3a7d-4424-8d24-04e180695c7a}2008, 7, 8Device Center (Devices and Printers)
{aee2420f-d50e-405c-8784-363c582bf45a}2008, 7, 8Device Pairing Folder
{afdb1f70-2a4c-11d2-9039-00c04f8eeb3e}2000, XP, 2003, 8Offline Files Folder
{b155bdf8-02f0-451e-9a26-ae317cfd7779}Vista, 2008, 7, 8Delegate folder that appears in Computer
{b2952b16-0e07-4e5a-b993-58c52cb94cae}Vista, 2008, 7, 8DB Folder
{b4fb3f98-c1ea-428d-a78a-d1f5659cba93}2008, 7, 8Other Users Folder
{b98a2bea-7d42-4558-8bd1-832f41bac6fd}7, 8Backup And Restore (Backup and Restore Center)
{bb06c0e4-d293-4f75-8a90-cb05b6477eee}Vista, 2008, 7, 8System
{bb64f8a7-bee7-4e1a-ab8d-7d8273f7fdb6}2008, 7, 8Action Center Control Panel
{bc476f4c-d9d7-4100-8d4e-e043f6dec409}XP, VistaMicrosoft Browser Architecture
{bc48b32f-5910-47f5-8570-5074a8a5636a}Vista, 7, 8Sync Results Delegate Folder
{bd7a2e7b-21cb-41b2-a086-b309680c6b7e}Vista, 7, 8TODO
{bd84b380-8ca2-1069-ab1d-08000948f534}Vista, 2008, 7, 8Microsoft Windows Font Folder
{bdeadf00-c265-11d0-bced-00a0c90ab50f}2000, XPWeb Folders
{be122a0e-4503-11da-8bde-f66bad1e3f3a}VistaWindows Anytime Upgrade
{bf782cc9-5a52-4a17-806c-2a894ffeeac5}8Language Settings
{c291a080-b400-4e34-ae3f-3d2b9637d56c}XPUNCFATShellFolder Class
{c2b136e2-d50e-405c-8784-363c582bf43e}2008, 7, 8Device Center Initialization
{c555438b-3c23-4769-a71f-b6d3d9b6053a}2008, 7, 8Display
{c57a6066-66a3-4d91-9eb9-41532179f0a5}2008, 7, 8Application Suggested Locations
{c58c4893-3be0-4b45-abb5-a63e4b8c8651}2008, 7, 8Troubleshooting
{cb1b7f8c-c50a-4176-b604-9e24dee8d4d1}Vista, 7Welcome Center (Getting Started)
{d2035edf-75cb-4ef1-95a7-410d9ee17170}8DLNA Content Directory Data Source
{d20ea4e1-3957-11d2-a40b-0c5020524152}2000, XP, 2003, VistaFonts
{d20ea4e1-3957-11d2-a40b-0c5020524153}2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 8Administrative Tools
{d34a6ca6-62c2-4c34-8a7c-14709c1ad938}Vista, 2008, 7, 8Common Places FS Folder
{d426cfd0-87fc-4906-98d9-a23f5d515d61}XPWindows Search Service Outlook Express Protocol Handler
{d4480a50-ba28-11d1-8e75-00c04fa31a86}2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 8Add Network Place
{d450a8a1-9568-45c7-9c0e-b4f9fb4537bd}Vista, 2008, 7, 8Installed Updates
{d555645e-d4f8-4c29-a827-d93c859c4f2a}Vista, 2008, 7, 8Ease of Access (Ease of Access Center)
{d5b1944e-db4e-482e-b3f1-db05827f0978}XPSoftex OmniPass Encrypted Folder
{d6277990-4c6a-11cf-8d87-00aa0060f5bf}2000, XP, 2003Scheduled Tasks
{d8559eb9-20c0-410e-beda-7ed416aecc2a}Vista, 7, 8Windows Defender
{d9ef8727-cac2-4e60-809e-86f80a666c91}8Secure Startup (BitLocker Drive Encryption)
{daf95313-e44d-46af-be1b-cbacea2c3065}2008, 7, 8CLSID_StartMenuProviderFolder
{dffacdc5-679f-4156-8947-c5c76bc0b67f}Vista, 2008, 7, 8Delegate folder that appears in Users Files Folder
{e17d4fc0-5564-11d1-83f2-00a0c90dc849}2000, XP, 2003Search Results Folder
{e211b736-43fd-11d1-9efb-0000f8757fcd}XP, 2003Scanners and Cameras
{e345f35f-9397-435c-8f95-4e922c26259e}2008, 7, 8CLSID_StartMenuPathCompleteProviderFolder
{e413d040-6788-4c22-957e-175d1c513a34}Vista, 7, 8Sync Center Conflict Delegate Folder
{e773f1af-3a65-4866-857d-846fc9c4598a}XP, 2003Shell Storage Folder Viewer
{e7de9b1a-7533-4556-9484-b26fb486475e}Vista, 2008, 7Network Map
{e7e4bc40-e76a-11ce-a9bb-00aa004ae837}2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 8Shell DocObject Viewer
{e88dcce0-b7b3-11d1-a9f0-00aa0060fa31}XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 8Compressed Folder
{e95a4861-d57a-4be1-ad0f-35267e261739}Vista, 7, 8Windows SideShow
{e9950154-c418-419e-a90a-20c5287ae24b}7, 8Sensors (Location and Other Sensors)
{ed228fdf-9ea8-4870-83b1-96b02cfe0d52}Vista, 7, 8My Games (Games Explorer)
{ed50fc29-b964-48a9-afb3-15ebb9b97f36}Vista, 2008, 7, 8PrintHood delegate folder
{ed7ba470-8e54-465e-825c-99712043e01c}Vista, 2008, 7, 8All Tasks
{ed834ed6-4b5a-4bfe-8f11-a626dcb6a921}Vista, 7, 8Personalization Control Panel
{edc978d6-4d53-4b2f-a265-5805674be568}8Stream Backed Folder
{f02c1a0d-be21-4350-88b0-7367fc96ef3c}Vista, 2008, 7, 8Computers and Devices
{f1390a9a-a3f4-4e5d-9c5f-98f3bd8d935c}Vista, 7, 8Sync Setup Delegate Folder
{f3f5824c-ad58-4728-af59-a1ebe3392799}7, 8Sticky Notes Namespace Extension for Windows Desktop Search
{f5175861-2688-11d0-9c5e-00aa00a45957}2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 8Subscription Folder
{f6b6e965-e9b2-444b-9286-10c9152edbc5}8History Vault
{f8c2ab3b-17bc-41da-9758-339d7dbf2d88}2008, 7, 8Previous Versions Results Folder
{f90c627b-7280-45db-bc26-cce7bdd620a4}8All Tasks
{f942c606-0914-47ab-be56-1321b8035096}8Storage Spaces
{fb0c9c8a-6c50-11d1-9f1d-0000f8757fcd}XP, 2003Scanners & Cameras
{fbf23b42-e3f0-101b-8488-00aa003e56f8}NT4, 2000, XP, 2003Internet Explorer
{fe1290f0-cfbd-11cf-a330-00aa00c16e65}2000Directory
{ff393560-c2a7-11cf-bff4-444553540000}2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 8History

Notes

TODO values obtained from older notes

GUIDIdentifierDescription
{cce6191f-13b2-44fa-8d14-324728beef2c}Unknown found in XP BagMRU
{dfd52831-23a3-2823-0400-000000001f28}Unknown found in Windows 7 BagMRU
{fbeb8a05-beee-4442-804e-409d6c4515e9}CDBurn related? found in Windows 7 BagMRU

Related data in default value of Registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{%GUID%}

Values:

  • default
  • Removal Message

TODO unverified known folder identifiers

{00028b00-0000-0000-c000-000000000046}Microsoft Network