URI Commands to Launch Apps in Windows 10

This tutorial contains the full list of URI commands to launch apps in Windows 10. You can use these commands to directly open modern apps of Windows 10. These apps are new to Windows 10, they receive updates from Microsoft Store, and replace classic apps like Calculator or Photo Viewer.

Windows 10 introduced a new way to open apps and settings. Modern software in Windows 10 includes some ms-settings commands which can be used to open any page. They are known as URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) which Windows 10 can recognize and use as unique addresses to find and open specific pages of Settings, specific Store apps, and more.

You can use such URI commands to open Windows 10 apps from the Run dialog box, Command Prompt. Also, you can desktop shortcuts with these commands. While Store apps have executable files like classic win32 applications, launching their *.exe files won’t work. You have to use the app URIs.

URI Commands To Launch Apps In Windows 10

URI Commands to Launch Apps in Windows 10

The following table is the complete list of URI commands to directly launch Windows 10 app.

App URI Command
3D Builder com.microsoft.builder3d:
3D Viewer com.microsoft.3dviewer:
Action Center ms-actioncenter:
Alarms & Clock ms-clock:
Available Networks ms-availablenetworks:
Calculator calculator:
Calendar outlookcal:
Camera microsoft.windows.camera:
Candy Crush Soda Saga candycrushsodasaga:
Connect ms-projection:
Cortana ms-cortana:
Cortana Connected Services ms-cortana://notebook/?ConnectedServices
Cortana Personal Information ms-cortana://settings/ManageBingProfile
Device Discovery ms-settings-connectabledevices:devicediscovery
Drawboard PDF drawboardpdf:
Facebook fb:
Feedback Hub feedback-hub:
Get Help ms-contact-support:
Groove Music mswindowsmusic:
Mail outlookmail:
Maps bingmaps:
ms-drive-to:
ms-walk-to:
Messaging ms-chat:
Microsoft Edge microsoft-edge:
Microsoft News bingnews:
Microsoft Solitaire Collection xboxliveapp-1297287741:
Microsoft Store ms-windows-store:
Microsoft Store – Music microsoftmusic:
Microsoft Store – Movies & TV microsoftvideo:
Microsoft Whiteboard ms-whiteboard-cmd:
Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition minecraft:
Mixed Reality Camera ms-holocamera:
Mixed Reality Portal ms-holographicfirstrun:
Movies & TV mswindowsvideo:
Networks ms-availablenetworks:
OneNote onenote:
Paint 3D ms-paint:
People ms-people:
People – Settings ms-people:settings
Photos ms-photos:
Project Display ms-settings-displays-topology:projection
Screen Snip ms-screenclip:
Settings ms-settings:
Snip & Sketch ms-ScreenSketch:
Tips ms-get-started:
Twitter twitter:
Weather bingweather: OR msnweather:
Windows Mixed Reality Environments ms-environment-builder:
Windows Parental Controls ms-wpc:
Windows Security windowsdefender:
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:

Learn more about URIs on the Microsoft website.

Author: The MFTNEXT Team

The MSFTNEXT project is a small team of authors who love to engage with the latest technology and gadgets. Being passionate Windows bloggers, we are happy to help others fix their system issues.

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