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How to Create a Sound Recorder App Shortcut in Windows 8.1


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Sound Recorder is an app that is included in Windows 8.1 by default that you can use your PC's microphone to record audio for up to three hours per recording file. You can play back, edit and share your recordings, and use it side by side with other apps, which allows you to record sound while you continue working on your PC.

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This tutorial will show you how to create or download a modern "Sound Recorder" app shortcut that you can use or pin where you like in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.


EXAMPLE: Sound Recorder app

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Sound Recorder App Shortcut - Create in Windows 8.1 OPTION ONE Sound Recorder App Shortcut - Create in Windows 8.1
To Download a Sound Recorder App Shortcut

1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the ZIP file below.

Sound_Recorder_Shortcut.zip

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2. Save the .zip file to your desktop.

3. Open the .zip file, and extract (drag and drop) the Sound Recorder shortcut to the desktop.

4. Unblock the Sound Recorder shortcut.

5. Go to step 4 in OPTION TWO below to download and use a custom icon for this shortcut.

6. If you like, you can Pin to Taskbar on desktop, Pin to Start screen, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

7. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .zip file on the desktop if you like, or save it to use again.






Sound Recorder App Shortcut - Create in Windows 8.1 OPTION TWO Sound Recorder App Shortcut - Create in Windows 8.1
To Manually Create a Sound Recorder App Shortcut


1. Right click or press and hold on a empty area of the desktop, and click/tap on New and Shortcut.

2. Copy and paste the command below into the location area, and click/tap on the Next button. (see screenshot below)

Code:
explorer.exe shell:Appsfolder\Microsoft.WindowsSoundRecorder_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App


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3. Type Sound Recorder for the name, and click/tap on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: You can name this shortcut anything you would like though.

Name:  shortcut-2.png
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4. Click/tap on the Download button below to download a custom Sound_Recorder.ico file to use for this shortcut. Unblock the .ico file, then move it to where you would like to keep it saved at.


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5. Right click or press and hold on the new Sound Recorder shortcut, and click/tap on Properties.

6. Click/tap on the Shortcut tab, then click/tap on the Change Icon button. (see screenshot below)

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7. Click/tap on the Browse button, navigate to and select the Sound_Recorder.ico file from step 4, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot above)
NOTE: You can use any icon that you would like instead though.

Name:  shortcut-4.jpg
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Size:  23.4 KB

8. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below step 6)

9. If you like, you can Pin to Taskbar on desktop, Pin to Start screen, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.


That's it,
Shawn


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