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Run Windows 10 Apps Directly With These Commands

In Windows 10, Microsoft has added a number of Universal apps which replace classic Desktop apps. The Photos app has replaced Windows Photo Viewer, Calculator has its modern counterpart, Groove Music is intended to replace Windows Media Player. Here is a list of commands to run Universal Windows 10 apps directly.

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You can use this list of commands to open various Windows apps directly without visiting the Start menu and clicking their tiles. You can press Win + R shortcut keys on your keyboard and enter them in the Run box. Alternatively, you can type then in the address bar of File Explorer.

For example, the calculator:// command will open Calculator. I have covered this trick earlier.

Windows 10 calculator run box

The list of commands to open Windows 10 apps directly

AppCommand (URI)
3D Buildercom.microsoft.builder3d:
Action Centerms-actioncenter:
Alarms & Clockms-clock:
Available Networksms-availablenetworks:
Calculatorcalculator:
Calendaroutlookcal:
Cameramicrosoft.windows.camera:
Candy Crush Soda Sagacandycrushsodasaga:
Connectms-projection:
Cortanams-cortana:
Cortana Connected Services
ms-cortana://notebook/?ConnectedServices
Cortana Personal Information
ms-cortana://settings/ManageBingProfile
Device Discoveryms-settings-connectabledevices:devicediscovery
Drawboard PDFdrawboardpdf:
Facebookfb:
Feedback Hubfeedback-hub:
Get Helpms-contact-support:
Groove Musicmswindowsmusic:
Mailoutlookmail:
Mapsbingmaps:
ms-drive-to:
ms-walk-to:
Messagingms-chat:
Microsoft Edgemicrosoft-edge:
Microsoft Newsbingnews:
Microsoft Solitaire Collectionxboxliveapp-1297287741:
Microsoft Storems-windows-store:
Microsoft Store - Music
microsoftmusic:
Microsoft Store - Movies & TV
microsoftvideo:
Microsoft Whiteboardms-whiteboard-cmd:
Minecraft: Windows 10 Editionminecraft:
Mixed Reality Camerams-holocamera:
Mixed Reality Portalms-holographicfirstrun:
Movies & TVmswindowsvideo:
OneNoteonenote:
Paint 3Dms-paint:
Peoplems-people:
Photosms-photos:
Project Displayms-settings-displays-topology:projection
Settingsms-settings:
Tipsms-get-started:
Twittertwitter:
View 3D Previewcom.microsoft.3dviewer:
Voice Recorderms-callrecording:
Weatherbingweather:
Windows Mixed Reality Environmentsms-environment-builder:
Windows Parental Controlsms-wpc:
Windows Securitywindowsdefender:
Xboxxbox:
Xbox - Friends list
xbox-friendfinder:
Xbox - Profile page
xbox-profile:
Xbox - Network settings
xbox-network:
Xbox - Settings
xbox-settings:
Xbox One SmartGlasssmartglass:

That's it.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

2 thoughts on “Run Windows 10 Apps Directly With These Commands”

  1. Calculator can be launched from the run box with just “calc” (without quotes). No need to use “calculator:”

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