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Monday, June 27, 2011

Windows 7 Developer Shortcuts

[caption id="attachment_179" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Each of the following sixteen lines creates a special pointer to internal system features found in Windows 7."]System features[/caption]

To use these developer shortcuts, create a new folder and copy one of the following items as the folder name. Type or paste the entire line, including the period and data string in the curly braces.The resulting folder name should be just the text that appears before the period. If you want a different name, you can change it as part of the string before copying or just rename it afterwards.

  • All Tasks.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

  • Default Location.{00C6D95F-329C-409a-81D7-C46C66EA7F33}

  • Biometrics.{0142e4d0-fb7a-11dc-ba4a-000ffe7ab428}

  • Power Settings.{025A5937-A6BE-4686-A844-36FE4BEC8B6D}

  • Notification Area.{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9}

  • Manage Credentials.{1206F5F1-0569-412C-8FEC-3204630DFB70}

  • Get New Programs.{15eae92e-f17a-4431-9f28-805e482dafd4}

  • Default Programs.{17cd9488-1228-4b2f-88ce-4298e93e0966}

  • NET Framework Assemblies.{1D2680C9-0E2A-469d-B787-065558BC7D43}

  • Wireless Networks.{1FA9085F-25A2-489B-85D4-86326EEDCD87}

  • Network Neighborhood.{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}

  • My Computer.{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}

  • Printers.{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}

  • RemoteApp and Desktop.{241D7C96-F8BF-4F85-B01F-E2B043341A4B}

  • Windows Firewall.{4026492F-2F69-46B8-B9BF-5654FC07E423}

  • Performance.{78F3955E-3B90-4184-BD14-5397C15F1EFC}

Here is the step-by-step process:

  1. Right-click on the location where you want the shortcut. Select NewFolder.

    New folder

  2. Select the shortcut string from above. Include the entire text of the line. Right-click and select Copy.


  3. Select the new folder you created, click to rename or press F2 to edit the exisiting name. Right-click and select Paste.

    Paste item

    NOTE: If the cursor is not immediately following the last curly brace "}" - then use your backspace key to remove any additional lines or blank space that copy captured in your copy process.

    Folder name

  4. Press Enter to complete the rename process. The folder should change into the icon as pictured at the start of this article, and the data between the curly braces should now be hidden.

    All tasks


  • Some of these shortcut features may work under 32-bit Windows Vista, although there are reported issues with 64-bit versions crashing and restarting when you click on the folder.

  • If you type the strings, there are no spaces in the text at all. If you enter the data in the curly braces incorrectly, the shortcut will be just a folder with a weird name. Edit the name to correct the text or remove the spaces and try again.

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