Create Shortcut to All Apps Folder in Windows 10

Windows 10 has so many hidden features that many people who have been using it for past year or so have no knowledge of them. One of the most talked about hidden feature in Windows 10 is the God mode. The God mode is a special folder that gives access to all the various settings and options available in Windows 10. It is akin to having the shortcut to an advanced version of Control Panel. We have already mentioned previously about how you can create the God mode folder in Windows 10.

Another hidden feature in Windows 10 (which just like the God mode, works also in Windows 8) is the All Apps folder. This is a special folder in Windows 10 that displays all the apps installed in your PC. The apps include both the Modern/Metro apps and the traditional Windows programs.

In order to create a shortcut to the All Apps folder in Windows 10, you can employ these steps:

  1. Open Windows Notepad and type in start Shell:AppsFolder in it.Shortcut to Apps Folder in Windows 10
  2. Press the hotkey Ctrl+S to save the file somewhere on your PC.
  3. In the Save As dialog, choose Save as type as All Files (*.*) and then type Apps.cmd as filename.
  4. Now all you have to do is double-click on this newly saved file to launch the special apps folder.

Shortcut to Apps Folder in Windows 10

But as you can see, creating a simple shortcut or batch file is not the only way you can launch this special folder in Windows 10. You can also launch it directly without any shortcuts using the Run dialog. For this, you have to first open the Run dialog by pressing the hotkey Win+R, then type in Shell:AppsFolder in it and finally press Enter key or click on the OK button. Now matter how you launch this special all apps folder in Windows 10, it lets you launch and manage all these various installed apps from one place.