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Program File links for apps

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Program File links for apps


    Hi,
    Im using a program to create custom tiles for the metro screen, for this to work you must link the tile to the appropriate program file, for instance the Google Chrome tile links to comething like C://ProgramFiles/chrome.exe (just a guess cant remember).
    The problem is I have no idea where (or if) the files are for the premade apps like Music, SkyDrive, Store, etc. If I cant make them live tiles thats ok but it would be nice to have almost the same functionality when clicked.

    Thanks for any help.

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  2. #2


    Lynnwood, WA
    Posts : 173
    Windows 8, Windows 7


    those should already be live-tile-able. when you search for them in the start screen, right click and hit the appropriate icon on the bottom of the screen.
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  3. #3


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by harrjm View Post
    Hi,
    Im using a program to create custom tiles for the metro screen, for this to work you must link the tile to the appropriate program file, for instance the Google Chrome tile links to comething like C://ProgramFiles/chrome.exe (just a guess cant remember).
    The problem is I have no idea where (or if) the files are for the premade apps like Music, SkyDrive, Store, etc. If I cant make them live tiles thats ok but it would be nice to have almost the same functionality when clicked.

    Thanks for any help.
    Check here--

    How to Access Metro Style Apps Installation Folder in Windows 8
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