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Author Topic: Running Windows 8.1 apps  (Read 1986 times)

Rennes007

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Running Windows 8.1 apps
« on: May 13, 2014, 10:02:35 AM »
Hello there.

How do I run windows defender in windows 8.1?
FARR points to the .lnk file but fails to open?

I'm also interesting in getting FARR to open windows metro apps like new, reader and mail.

FARR is great! I'd love to see it developed further.

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Re: Running Windows 8.1 apps
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2014, 11:59:43 AM »
Hmm.. FARR should run fine in windows 8.1 but this sounds like possibly the issue we've seen before about some shortcuts pointing to special "virtualized" locations..  Can anyone shed any light on whether these shortcuts to the metro apps mentioned might be unusual?

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Re: Running Windows 8.1 apps
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2014, 12:32:14 PM »
Update.

I can get around this by creating a new link to the windows defender program and search for that instead.
It is strange though, that the original link doesn't work.

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Re: Running Windows 8.1 apps
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2014, 03:40:35 PM »
I'm thinking the Windows Apps (sandboxed) isolation is an intentional/integral part of the design that isn't supposed to be accessible from the desktop. This is why all the 'How to access the Windows Apps directory' tutorials involve modifying permissions on the C:\Program Files\WindowsApps directory.

I could be wrong, I'm just thinking out loud here. But I do seem to recall mention of loosening up the access restrictions between the two "worlds" in future versions of 8.1 in update 2 (I think).

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Re: Running Windows 8.1 apps
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2014, 05:01:09 PM »
Solution to running mail metro app:

Create an alias to:
%windir%\System32\cmd.exe /c start "" "ms-mail:" && exit

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Re: Running Windows 8.1 apps
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2015, 04:23:37 PM »
Resurrecting this thread for windows 10 - metro or modern apps are now windowed desktop "apps" in Windows 10 and are mixed in pretty randomly. FARR apparently cannot find any of them, such as Mail (as mentioned above), Settings, People, News, OneNote, etc.

I haven't tried too many of these but I can see them becoming more common.