1.    17 Jan 2017 #1
    Join Date : Jun 2016
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    Win 10 Mail Executable?


    I can open Windows Mail with Start > type in Mail > Enter, but in the directory C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Mail there is no .exe to run it. (wab.exe and wabmig.exe don't run Mail).

    I want to make a keyboard macro, with either WinHotKay or AutoHotKey, to run Mail. What .exe should I use to create the macro?
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  2.    17 Jan 2017 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint

    When I double-click wab.exe in my C:\Program Files (x86) it throws up an empty Folder message that mentions Contacts. The (x86) part show you have the 64-bit version of Windows so looking in my C:\Program Files gives me the same message.

    For what I do not, being able to get Properties of the Start Menu items or Tiles like we could with Shortcuts/icons can be a bit frustrating.
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  3.    18 Jan 2017 #3
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Manchester, U.K.
    Posts : 531
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit

    1. Open File Explorer and paste the following in the address bar(search):
    %windir%\explorer.exe shell:::{4234d49b-0245-4df3-b780-3893943456e1}

    2. Press Enter. You should be greeted with a hidden folder containing a bunch of random apps and actions.

    3. Find the Modern app you want to create a shortcut to. Right-click on it and choose Create shortcut. It'll show up on your desktop.

    HTH,
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  4.    18 Jan 2017 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Poole Dorset UK
    Posts : 2,556
    Windows 10 x64 Home Version(1709) Build16299.19

    Quote Originally Posted by beau View Post
    I can open Windows Mail with Start > type in Mail > Enter, but in the directory C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Mail there is no .exe to run it. (wab.exe and wabmig.exe don't run Mail).

    I want to make a keyboard macro, with either WinHotKay or AutoHotKey, to run Mail. What .exe should I use to create the macro?
    All I do when I want to open mail is click the icon in the taskbar.
    Go to App scroll down to mail
    Right click and it will place a shortcut on taskbar
    I find it so much easier doing it this way
    Saves all the typing and going round the houses to open it
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  5.    21 Jan 2017 #5
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 10,467
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Quote Originally Posted by beau View Post
    I want to make a keyboard macro, with either WinHotKay or AutoHotKey, to run Mail. What .exe should I use to create the macro?
    Assuming you mean the universal app Mail as provided by Win 10, please note that universal apps use a different paradigm. They neither have exe files nor do they take parameters. Their files are not kept where you are looking but in a protected folder.
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  6.    22 Jan 2017 #6
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Posts : 27
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    Thread Starter

    Thanks bastet, but I couldn't get that to work

    Thanks dalchina ~
    <<Assuming you mean the universal app Mail as provided by Win 10, please note that universal apps use a different paradigm. They neither have exe files nor do they take parameters. Their files are not kept where you are looking but in a protected folder.>>
    OK, instead of a keyboard macro I'll just do Start > mail to get run it . . that's hardly a difficult chore

    I find Mail's slow-but-not-too-slow fade-in of letters as they're typedto be extremely attractive, don't really know why, but I like it
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