How to determine the location of an application listed in the start menu?


classic35mm

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I'm running Windows 11 Enterprise, 23H2, 22631.3527 (64-bit). I wish to determine the location of an application on the start menu, namely, the "new" notepad, which has this icon:
notepadiconsnap.png
Once I have the application's location, I can create additional shortcuts to it.

If I right-click the icon on the start menu's "front" page, I see these context options:
startmenunotepad_front1.png

If, on the other hand, I right-click the "new" notepad's icon in the "All apps" section of the start menu, I see these context options:
startmenunotepad_allapps1.png

But, none of these context options -- not even "App settings" -- appears to provide me with the application's location or application executable's location. How can I find it? Or does the "new" notepad not have an executable associated with it, because it's a Microsoft Store app? In the Windows world, I'm unclear whether there is a meaningful distinction between the terms application and app.

Please note that I have followed Brink's steps in this tutorial to to disable app execution aliases for notepad.exe:
appexecutionaliases.png
 
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Hello, :alien:

Correct. It's because it is an app from the Microsoft Store now, and no longer has an .exe file like a desktop app.

The default location for installed apps from the Microsoft Store is on the Windows "Local Disk (C)" drive in the %ProgramFiles%\WindowsApps (apps) and %LocalAppData%\Packages (user app data) folders.

If needed, you can create shortcuts for Microsoft Store apps.

 

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Nice. Just added as option four below. :shawn:

 

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    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
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    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
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    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
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    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
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    Logitech wireless K800
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    Logitech MX Master 3
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    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
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