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  1. Joined : Jun 2016
    Posts : 5
    Win 10
       20 Jun 2016 #1

    .exe file for Calendar App


    Hi all,

    So, the title says it all - I need to find the .exe file for the W10 built-in Calendar App. A simple shortcut file won't do, because the Logitech Options software for my mouse (MX Master) won't allow to configure a mouse button to it. Yes, I did try.

    An alternative would be to convert the shortcut that I have created from the hidden Applications folder into an .exe or .bat file, but I didn't really manage to find a working solution on the web.

    Any help will be appreciated.
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  2. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,934
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       20 Jun 2016 #2

    Here's what I discovered for the location..

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  3. Joined : Jun 2016
    Posts : 5
    Win 10
       20 Jun 2016 #3
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  4. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,934
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       20 Jun 2016 #4

    I should have pointed out in my reply that I don't think you can run the Calendar App as a stand alone. It has to run within the App framework.
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  5. Joined : Jun 2016
    Posts : 5
    Win 10
       20 Jun 2016 #5

    Yeah, that's what I thought... So I guess the .exe/.bat solution seems to be the only one. Only I still don't know how to do it.
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  6. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,934
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       20 Jun 2016 #6

    Ekhangel said: View Post
    Yeah, that's what I thought... So I guess the .exe/.bat solution seems to be the only one. Only I still don't know how to do it.
    Someone else may have a way but I doubt the exe/bat will work since you can't use the calendar outside of the App platform.
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  7. Joined : Jul 2014
    UK
    Posts : 16,448
    Windows 10
       20 Jun 2016 #7

    Is this any help
    Create the shortcut for calendar where you want it to be (in this example i used the desktop)
    Create a .bat file, named whatever you want and place it in the same folder as the shortcut (desktop again for me)
    If I now run cal.bat it opens the Calendar App

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  8. Joined : Jun 2016
    Posts : 5
    Win 10
       20 Jun 2016 #8

    Yes, exactly what I've been looking for! Didn't know it was so easy. Thanks a lot.

    Now, is there a way to make this cmd window stop popping up for a split of a second every time I execute the .bat?
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  9. Joined : Jul 2014
    UK
    Posts : 16,448
    Windows 10
       20 Jun 2016 #9

    The only ways i can see is using a vbs file, which then gets rid of the .exe or bat extension

    or if you run it from a command prompt

    start /b cal.bat

    but then automating this would create another batch file so would be back to square one

    will do some more looking
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  10. Joined : Jul 2014
    UK
    Posts : 16,448
    Windows 10
       20 Jun 2016 #10

    The easiest solution i could find, which stops it showing on the desktop, but makes it appear on the taskbar for a fraction of a second is

    create a shortcut to the bat file, in the properties for the new shortcut tell it to run minimised, i dont notice this as much and unless looking at the taskbar dont see it appear
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