Solved Create HP Smart App Shortcut


compupix

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How do I make a desktop shortcut for HP Smart App?

I have been able to add it to my Taskbar. But I can’t access its properties.

I tried to access "C:\Program Files\WindowsApps" but I couldn’t get in. I was unable to change the permissions. Either the instructions to change the permissions were wrong, or I made a mistake following the long complicated details.

I called HP Support. They tried to sell me a $999 security system. Lots of help they were!

Thanks!

Windows 11 Home 10.0.22631
 

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    Del XPS 8940
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    Intel 7-10700
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    Dell 0KV3RP
    Memory
    16gb
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000
    Mouse
    Kensington Expert Mouse KB64325

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    ASUS ROG Strix
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    ASUS VivoBook
I pinned it to the Start Menu. I was unable to drag it to the desktop.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Del XPS 8940
    CPU
    Intel 7-10700
    Motherboard
    Dell 0KV3RP
    Memory
    16gb
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000
    Mouse
    Kensington Expert Mouse KB64325
Be sure to drag it with a left-click, Right-click dragging doesn't seem to work.

Ben
 

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  • OS
    Windows 10 Home
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    Laptop
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    HP Elitebook 2530p
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    Intel Core 2 Duo L9400@1.86 GHz
    Memory
    2 GB
Left-click dragging drags but it doesn't end up on the desktop. It just vanishes.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Del XPS 8940
    CPU
    Intel 7-10700
    Motherboard
    Dell 0KV3RP
    Memory
    16gb
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000
    Mouse
    Kensington Expert Mouse KB64325
Left-click dragging drags but it doesn't end up on the desktop. It just vanishes.
When you drag it out, doesn't a 'Link' hovertip show up so you can drop it?

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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS ROG Strix
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS VivoBook
When I drag it, it moves and then when I'm over the desktop, a do not enter sign shows up.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Del XPS 8940
    CPU
    Intel 7-10700
    Motherboard
    Dell 0KV3RP
    Memory
    16gb
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000
    Mouse
    Kensington Expert Mouse KB64325
If the drag n drop thing doesn't work, paste shell:appsfolder into a Run box, find the shortcut, right click it and choose Create Shortcut>on the Desktop.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS ROG Strix
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS VivoBook
Wow! shell:appsfolder shows the app in the list and allows me to create a desktop shortcut. Awesome! And now I can put it where I want. :party:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Del XPS 8940
    CPU
    Intel 7-10700
    Motherboard
    Dell 0KV3RP
    Memory
    16gb
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000
    Mouse
    Kensington Expert Mouse KB64325
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