Run Windows 10 Apps Directly With These Commands

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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.

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.

The list of commands to open Windows 10 apps directly

App Command (URI)
3D Builder
Action Center ms-actioncenter:
Alarms & Clock ms-clock:
Available Networks ms-availablenetworks:
Calculator calculator:
Calendar outlookcal:
Candy Crush Soda Saga candycrushsodasaga:
Connect ms-projection:
Cortana ms-cortana:
Cortana Connected Services
Cortana Personal Information
Device Discovery ms-settings-connectabledevices:devicediscovery
Drawboard PDF drawboardpdf:
Facebook fb:
Feedback Hub feedback-hub:
Get Help ms-contact-support:
Groove Music mswindowsmusic:
Mail outlookmail:
Maps bingmaps:
Messaging ms-chat:
Microsoft Edge microsoft-edge:
Microsoft News bingnews:
Microsoft Solitaire Collection xboxliveapp-1297287741:
Microsoft Store ms-windows-store:
Microsoft Store - Music
Microsoft Store - Movies & TV
Microsoft Whiteboard ms-whiteboard-cmd:
Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition minecraft:
Mixed Reality Camera ms-holocamera:
Mixed Reality Portal ms-holographicfirstrun:
Movies & TV mswindowsvideo:
OneNote onenote:
Paint 3D ms-paint:
People ms-people:
Photos ms-photos:
Project Display ms-settings-displays-topology:projection
Settings ms-settings:
Tips ms-get-started:
Twitter twitter:
View 3D Preview
Voice Recorder ms-callrecording:
Weather bingweather:
Windows Mixed Reality Environments ms-environment-builder:
Windows Parental Controls ms-wpc:
Windows Security windowsdefender:
Xbox xbox:
Xbox - Friends list
Xbox - Profile page
Xbox - Network settings
Xbox - Settings
Xbox One SmartGlass smartglass:

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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