I recently starting to play around with AutoHotkey to map some of my everyday programs to new shortkeys. I came unstuck however when I wanted to map Trello, a Windows 10 Store App, as I could not find the executable path to add to the script.
After some searching online I found the somewhat convoluted process needed. Here are the instructions needed to find the executable path for a Windows 10 Store App.
Run the following command to open the AppsFolder. This can be done in either the Run terminal or directly in Explorer
Find your app and create a shortcut on your desktop.
Right-click the newly created shortcut and select the Properties tab. Take a note of the
Target Type as we’ll need this later.
Now open PowerShell and run the following
get-appxpackage > 123.txt
This will create a new file named
123.txt at the same path as your PowerShell. Most likely this will have been the default location and can be accessed by navigating to
%UserProfile% in Explorer.
123.txt file and use
Ctrl + F to find the
PackageFamilyName for the
TargetType we took note of earlier.
InstallLocation and browse to this in Explorer.
AppManifest.xml and find and take note of the
Id value we can build up the executable path, replacing
<Id> with the values we’ve taken note of above.
So in our Trello example, the executable path is
To confirm the path is correct, open the Run command (
Win + R) and enter the path. Hitting Enter should open the application.