Windows 10: Here's how to find location of Metro Apps in Win 10 Solved

  1.    04 Oct 2014 #1

    Here's how to find location of Metro Apps in Win 10

    Hi there

    Some of you might want to put some metro apps as short cuts on the desktop without having to use tiles etc. You can also create LINKS and save these on a custom toolbar if you want.

    1) run the following command : explorer.exe shell:AppsFolder
    2) when the window opens choose from the menu Choose details and click all 3 boxes
    3) now you'll see the list - for example I've penned in the News app - in the 3rd column is a location.

    Now say you want to create a short cut - for example I've taken the sports app. I've made a short cut and pinned to the desktop.

    your shortcut is c:\Windows\explorer.exe shell:AppsFolder\Micro....... where the data in the section \ is the contents of the 3rd column AppsUserModelid in the file explorer display.

    You'll have to create your own icon - create an ICO file using say ICOFX (there's a free version around). (1.6.4 last free version)

    Download IcoFX 1.6.4 - (Note go to the list of previous versions and scroll until you get 1.6.4 - this site has a lot of confusing links so check carefully before download !!!!!!!).

    You can incorporate commands in a batch file if you want to run metro apps this way too.

    This way you can customise the menu to remove the tiles and point to your short cuts for running metro apps.

    To create an ICO file simply copy a PNG via snipping tool and then use ICOFX to create your Icon

    (BTW this also works in W8.1 too).

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    Last edited by jimbo45; 04 Oct 2014 at 06:26.
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