Access frequently used system files instantaneously / Faster

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Experienced windows users will often visit the ‘Program Files’, ‘System32’ , ‘Windows Folder’ etc. But it is very irritating to navigate to these places using Windows Explorer directory structure. How about navigating to these places at an instant?.

You can open the desired folder in Windows Explorer by using some shortcuts. For this just go to the ‘Start Menu’ and select ‘RUN’ (For XP users) and ‘Start> All Programs> Accessories> RUN ‘ (For Vista). The same can be done by just pressing [WIN] + [R]. This will directly bring up the run dialog box. Type ‘ shell:’ in the input field and confirm by pressing the ‘OK’ button. This will be more faster than typing the directory path in the address bar.
For example the command ‘shell:system’ will open up the windows folder. Here ‘system’ is the place which is some thing like ‘C:Windowssystem32’. Here is a table which will tell you which name specify which folder. The Windows Environment work just like these names.A list of such details can be obtained by giving the command ‘set’ in the ‘command prompt’.


Amal Roy is the Founder-Editor of Computing Unleashed. A Technology Enthusiast, Windows Adept and a Proud Geek! | Connect with him on Google+