Windows 10: Win 10 Mail Executable?

  1.    17 Jan 2017 #1

    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. Posts : 3,692
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       17 Jan 2017 #2

    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. Posts : 485
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       18 Jan 2017 #3

    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. Posts : 2,554
    Windows 10 Home x64: 1607 Redstone (1) Build 14393.198
       18 Jan 2017 #4

    beau said: 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

    beau said: 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

    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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