Using PowerShell to create a shortcut on the desktop to open Windows Store applications

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We have already seen how to use PowerShell to change the number of application rows on the home screen to crash Windows Store applications, shutdown, restart, logoff, switch users, hibernation tiles, and completely uninstall and delete all modern applications pre-installed in Windows 8.

We also saw a way to access and launch Metro applications from Windows 8 Desktop or the taskbar. Today we have another way to create a desktop shortcut that you can also pin to your taskbar to open Modern or Metro UI, Windows Store Apps in Windows 8 – these with PowerShell.

Use PowerShell to create a desktop shortcut to open Windows Store applications

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To do this, download the PowerShell script from TechNet.

Then open Windows PowerShell 3.0 and follow the instructions.

After following the easy to understand instructions, you will see a shortcut on the desktop, as shown in the picture. You can also pin it to your Windows 8 taskbar.

You can download the file Create Windows Apps Shortcut To Desktop (PowerShell) from TechNet.

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