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How to create a desktop shortcut to a Windows 8 Metro app?

How can I make desktop shortcuts of apps on windows 8.

I can not find any way to make shortcuts of windows store apps and the desktop apps from the new start menu.

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marked as duplicate by Moab, KronoS, Karan, Canadian Luke, Indrek Oct 30 '12 at 20:08

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Open up Explorer and head to the following path:

%appdata%\microsoft\windows\Start Menu\Programs\

Once you’re there, you can browse down into one of the folders, though you can probably leave the shortcut in that folder as well.

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nice trick,thanks –  vishesh Oct 30 '12 at 6:14
    
this allows programs to be linked to on the desktop, but not true Windows Apps. –  Moab Oct 30 '12 at 18:01
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Without third party apps it may not be possible. There's the MetroApp Link 2.0 program which could provide a good way to have App shortcuts show up on the Desktop view.

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any way to make shortcuts for desktop apps from the new start menu without third party apps –  vishesh Oct 30 '12 at 6:10
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Here is a tutorial that explains how to create desktop shortcuts using MetroApp Link.

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