Apps Create Desktop Shortcut of Microsoft Store Apps in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to create a desktop shortcut to open an app from the Microsoft Store for your account in Windows 11.


Contents

  • Option One: Create Desktop Shortcut of Microsoft Store Apps from Start Menu
  • Option Two: Create Desktop Shortcut of Microsoft Store Apps from Applications folder




Option One

Create Desktop Shortcut of Microsoft Store Apps from Start Menu


1 Open the Start menu :win:, and click/tap on All apps. (see screenshot below)

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2 Drag an app (ex: "Cortana") you want from All apps to your desktop until you see Link above the app icon you are dragging, then drop the app on the desktop. (see screenshot below)

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Option Two

Create Desktop Shortcut of Microsoft Store Apps from Applications folder


1 Open File Explorer (Win+E).

2 Type shell:appsfolder into the address bar of File Explorer, and press Enter to open the Applications folder. (see screenshot below)

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3 Perform one of the following actions: (see screenshots below)
  • Drag an app (ex: "Cortana") you want from the Applications folder to your desktop until you see Create link in Desktop below the app icon you are dragging, then drop the app on the desktop.
  • Right click or press and hold on the app (ex: "Cortana") you want, click/tap on Create shortcut, and click/tap on Yes when prompted.
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That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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