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App URI Commands List for Windows 10 Store Apps (ms-settings URI List)

Default Microsoft store apps in Windows 10 can be opened using their app URI commands. Here’s the list of all useful store apps URI commands.

If you want to open store apps from Command Prompt, Run dialog box, or create store app desktop shortcut, you need to know its app uniform resource identifier (URI) command. Unlike the traditional win32 applications, there is no exe file for the store apps. As such, you have to use the app URI commands.

Along with opening the applications, URI commands can also be used to launch a specific section or perform a specific action within the app. For instance, by slightly modifying the ms-settings URI command you can personalization page, network page, devices page, etc. These app URI commands are implemented by the respective developers and each app has a unique URI command to perform any action you want.

Here are the built-in Windows 10 app URI commands you should know.

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  1. URI commands for built-in apps
  2. App URI commands for build-in third-party apps
  3. How to use URI commands in Windows 10

Windows 10 App URI Commands

Below are the URI commands for built-in first-party Microsoft store apps.

App Name URI Command
3D Builder com.microsoft.builder3d:
Action Center ms-actioncenter:
Alarms & Clock ms-clock:
Calculator calculator:
Calendar outlookcal:
Camera microsoft.windows.camera:
Connect ms-projection:
Cortana ms-cortana:
Microsoft Whiteboard ms-whiteboard-cmd:
Device Discovery ms-settings-connectabledevices:devicediscovery
Feedback Hub feedback-hub:
Get Help ms-contact-support:
Groove Music mswindowsmusic:
Mail outlookmail:
Maps bingmaps:
Microsoft Edge microsoft-edge:
Microsoft Store ms-windows-store:
Microsoft Store – Movies & TV section microsoftvideo:
Mixed Reality Camera ms-holocamera:
Mixed Reality Portal ms-holographicfirstrun:
Movies & TV (Films & TV) mswindowsvideo:
Networks ms-availablenetworks:
News bingnews:
OneNote onenote:
Paint 3D ms-paint:
People ms-people:
Photos ms-photos:
Project Display ms-settings-displays-topology:projection
Settings ms-settings:
Tips ms-get-started:
View 3D Preview com.microsoft.3dviewer:
Voice Recorder ms-callrecording:
Weather bingweather:
Windows Defender Security Center windowsdefender:
Windows Mixed Reality Environments ms-environment-builder:
Windows Parental Controls ms-wpc:
Xbox xbox:
Xbox – Friends list xbox-friendfinder:
Xbox – Profile page xbox-profile:
Xbox – Network settings xbox-network:
Xbox – Settings xbox-settings:
Xbox One SmartGlass smartglass:

Built-in Third-party App URI Commands

Windows 10 comes preinstalled with some third-party apps like Candy Crush, Facebook, etc. These the URI commands for those third-party store apps.

App Name URI Command
Candy Crush Soda Saga candycrushsodasaga:
Drawboard PDF drawboardpdf:
Facebook fb:
Microsoft Solitaire Collection xboxliveapp-1297287741:
Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition minecraft:
Twitter twitter:

Note: I’ve included Solitaire and Minecraft in this list because they are both paid applications. Moreover, they function as a third-party app even though they are developed and maintained by Microsoft.

For other store apps, you should be able to find the app URI commands on the developer website. If not, ask the developer.

How to Use the App URI Commands in Windows 10

Using the commands to open the store app in Windows 10 is quite easy. In fact, all you have to do is copy the app URI from the above table and execute start <appURIcommand> in the command prompt, PowerShell, or the Run dialog box.

From the command prompt

To run app URI command in the Command Prompt.

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Search for “Command Prompt” and open it.
  3. Execute “start <appURICommand>:” command. Replace <appURICommand> with the actual app URI command.

For example to open the calculator app with URI command, execute start calculator:.

App uri command cmd

From PowerShell

To run app URI command in the PowerShell.

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Search for “Command Prompt” and open it.
  3. Execute “start <appURICommand>:” command. Replace <appURICommand> with the actual app URI command.

App uri command powershell

From the Run dialog box

To run app URI command in the Run dialog box.

  1. Press “Windows Key + R” to open Run window.
  2. Type “<appURICommand>:“. Replace “<appURICommand>” with the actual URI command.
  3. Click on the “Ok” button.

For example to open the calculator app with URI command, type “calculator:“. As you can see, when executing the store app URI command in the Run dialog box, there is no need to use the “start” keyword.

App uri command run dialog box

I hope that helps. If you like this post then you might also like to know how to uninstall build store apps and reset or reinstall store app when you are facing problems with the store app.

4 thoughts on “App URI Commands List for Windows 10 Store Apps (ms-settings URI List)”

    1. Avatar for Bashkarla

      Hi Joseph,

      I’ve just updated the list with the URI for the Microsoft Whiteboard app. I tested the command on my system and it worked perfectly. Let me know if the Microsoft Whiteboard app URI worked for you or not.

      Thanks for asking.

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