Windows 10: Method to open any Windows 10 Apps from command line Solved

  1.    22 Jul 2016 #1

    Method to open any Windows 10 Apps from command line

    Hi everyone, I am here to share how to open any Windows 10 Apps from command line.

    1. Open
    2. Find your app
    3. Right click and choose "Create Shortcut"
    4. Yes, placed the shortcut on desktop
    5. Right click the shortcut and choose "Properties"
    6. Take a look on the Target Type
    7. Open powershell (by opening start and type powershell)
    8. Type
    get-appxpackage > 123.txt
    9. Win-key + r then put "%UserProfile%" in the box and enter
    10. Open 123.txt
    11. Find the PackageFamilyName in the txt that matches with the Target Type you from the properties (You can use ctrl + f)
    12. Browse to the InstallLocation corresponded to the PackageFamilyName
    13. Open the AppxManifest.xml
    14. Look for "Executable=" for the app you want. (As some app package contains more than one app, such mail and calendar are under the same packetage)
    15. On the same line, find the ID of the app
    16 Then your command line is :
    explorer.exe shell:appsFolder\put-your-PackageFamilyName-here!put-your-app-ID-here
    Such as mail:
    explorer.exe shell:appsFolder\microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps_8wekyb3d8bbwe!microsoft.windowslive.mail
                                  ^Here is the PackageFamilyName                   !^Here is the app ID
    Last edited by benny10033; 2 Weeks Ago at 21:53.
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  2. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro , XUbuntu
       2 Weeks Ago #2

    followed all the steps to have a shell code to launch mail app from rainmeter.
    then i saw your example
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  3.    2 Weeks Ago #3

    Have you done it? It seem fine on my side.
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  4. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro , XUbuntu
       2 Weeks Ago #4

    benny10033 said: View Post
    Have you done it? It seem fine on my side.
    yes, it worked very well. thank you
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  5.    2 Weeks Ago #5

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