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Hidden “Applications” Folder to Launch Metro Apps on Windows 8

12 May

Did you know you can access a hidden folder “Applications” in Windows 8 by using following command:

explorer shell:::{4234d49b-0245-4df3-b780-3893943456e1}
or
shell:AppsFolder

You can execute the above mentioned command in RUN dialog box, in Command Prompt or from anywhere else. It’ll open a secret “Applications” folder containing shortcuts of all installed apps.

This way you can directly launch Metro apps without going to Start Screen.

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Posted by on May 12, 2013 in Windows

 

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