Windows 10: Pin an app to the desktop (or folder) Solved

  1.    15 Sep 2015 #1

    Pin an app to the desktop (or folder)

    I have a folder that I keep certain program shortcuts to keep from cluttering up the Start menu. I am having a problem pinning certain apps in W10. I would like to pin a couple of the games that I downloaded from the Store. When I right click. I have three choices - Pin to Start, Pin to Taskbar, Uninstall. There is No Open File Location. Is there a reason for this? On most of the other apps, I can Open File Location and copy the app to the desktop or my folder.

    CAN I do this or is Windows 10 protecting certain programs for some reason?

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  2.    15 Sep 2015 #2

    I just did a drag and drop and it works fine.. give that a shot.


    Yup.. and what Shawn said.
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  3. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18252
       15 Sep 2015 #3

    Hello Z, :)

    Since these are Windows apps (aka: modern apps) from the Store, they are not the same as desktop apps.

    As a workaround, you can drag and drop the Windows app from Start to you desktop to create a shortcut of it. Afterwards, you can mode the shortcut where you like.
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  4.    15 Sep 2015 #4

    I could have sworn that I did try the drag and drop and nothing happened. I tried it again and it worked.

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  5. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18252
       15 Sep 2015 #5

    Great news.
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