How to create desktop shortcuts for Windows 10 UWP apps
Microsoft has introduced Universal Windows Platform (UWP) applications in Windows OS based on Universal Windows Apps (UWA) to access all compatible Microsoft Windows devices such as PC, tablets, smartphones, Xbox, HoloLens and IoT. In this article, we will show you how to create a desktop shortcut for UWP system apps in Windows 10.
In Windows 10, few UWP apps are installed by default. These applications are called UWP System Apps, which are an integral part of the operating system. Here are some of the typical Windows 10 system apps:
Create a desktop shortcut to open UWP applications
You cannot create a desktop shortcut in the usual way for UWP system applications. We are going to show you a tip using which you can create a desktop shortcut for Microsoft Store or UWP apps in Windows 10.
To create a desktop shortcut for UWP system apps in Windows 10, follow our instructions described below.
Press the Windows key + R to call up the Run dialog box.
In the Run dialog box, type shell: AppsFolder and hit enter
This will open the default location for installed Windows applications.
Right-click on one of the UWP system applications
To choose To create a shortcut in the context menu.