Overview – Pin Store Apps to Desktop
Apart from Windows Store Apps, pinning any other program to the desktop is simple. However, you appear to want to enhance your productivity by running Windows Store apps straight from the desktop rather using the start menu repeatedly.
By the end of this article, you’ll be able to pin Universal Windows Apps to the desktop in Windows 11:
1. Pin Microsoft Store Apps using Start Menu
Step 1: Open the Start Menu and click the “All apps” button.
Step 2: Drag and Drop the program that you want to pin the desktop.
2. Pin Microsoft Store Apps using Windows Apps Folder
In the steps below, we’ll unhide the folder where Store applications are located (C:\Program Files\WindowsApps) and transfer the ownership of the “WindowsApps” folder to the administrator to show the Windows Store apps on the desktop, after which you’ll be able to paste the Windows Store apps to the desktop and anyplace on the PC.
Step 1: Show the hidden files on Windows by customizing the built-in settings.
Step 2: Open the “This PC” app, double-click the main drive, and open the “Program Files” folder.
Step 3: Scroll, right-click the “WindowsApps” folder and select the Properties option.
Step 4: Select the Security tab from the top bar and click the “Advanced” button.
Step 5: Click the “Change” button.
Step 6: Copy your computer name or Microsoft Account Email and paste it into the object name section and click the “OK” button.
Step 7: Now, open the WindowsApps folder, navigate to the app folder that you want to add to the desktop.
Step 8: Copy the app (.exe file) and paste it on the desktop.
We’ve covered how to pin Windows Store Apps to desktop in Windows 11. You can use any one of the methods listed above (depending on the ease of use).
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