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Before you can add the Windows Store apps in iCafeCloud, you need to find the actual name of the Store App you want to add. The following steps show how to find it and add it to iCafeCloud games page.

  1. Open “Run” and type in “shell:appsFolder” and click the “OK” button (Figure 1)

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  1. Right click on empty space then click “Group By” and then click “more..” then check the “AppUserModeId” check-box and then click the “OK” button (figure 2).

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  1. Then from the “Group By” menu choose “AppUserModeID” and you will see the applications grouped according to their AppID (Figure 3).

Figure 3

  1. Now, login to iCafeCloud web panel and click the “ + “ button to add the game, enter the name of the Application or game, choose Category, Game type should be “Windows app” (Figure 4)

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Note: by changing the game type to “Windows App” you will not see the game running in iCafeMenu task bar, so you can’t switch or terminate the App\Game

  1. In the “Game path” field type in “C:\Windows\System32” and for Executable file type in “cmd.exe”

Figure 5

  1. Now in the parameters field, type in “/c explorer shell:appsFolder\” followed by the Store AppID you got from the earlier folder “Microsoft.Paint_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App” (Figure 6)

/c explorer shell:appsFolder\Microsoft.Paint_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App

Figure 6

Note: For the NVIDIA Control panel copy paste the below to the “Parameters” field.

/c explorer shell:appsFolder\NVIDIACorp.NVIDIAControlPanel_56jybvy8sckqj!NVIDIACorp.NVIDIAControlPanel

  1. Afterwards, choose the icon image and poster as required and click the “Save” button (Figure 7).

Figure 7

  1. Before adding the game or application , make sure that it is installed on the client PC. Otherwise, it will open explorer only.
  2. You can find the installed windows store apps from “%localappdata%\packages” folder as well (Figure 8).

Figure 8

Notes: If you have changed the default shell from explorer.exe to icafemenu.exe, then store apps will not run and give an error. So, make sure you keep the shell to explorer.exe in registry (Figure 9)

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