All I want to do is create either a shortcut or a copy of Microsoft.StickyNotes.exe so that I can put it in my QuickLaunch. Whenever I try to do this I get this error:

This application can only run in the context of an app container.

I've searched for a solution but nothing I've tried works. Can someone please show the right direction to fix this?

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Press Win+R to open Run dialog box. Type shell:AppsFolder in that box. Find the sticky notes app icon. Right click on that icon and select 'Create Shortcut' option as follows:


Alternatively, right click on desktop. Select New > Shortcut. Paste the following in the path:

explorer shell:AppsFolder\Microsoft.MicrosoftStickyNotes_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App

And name your shortcut as StickyNotes.

  • @I_am_Jacks_colon: I've done it on your behalf, good sir.
    – Nick
    Jul 13, 2018 at 19:40

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