SOLVED Create Desktop Shortcut for Windows App Store App


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I recently downloaded the FitBit App from the Windows Store. During installation I was not asked where to install, nor whether I wanted a desktop shortcut.

I can find the app in the start menu, and can pin the app to the start menu or taskbar. I cannot get these shortcuts on the desktop.

I have tried:
Right-click start menu icon, create shortcut (option doesn't exist)
Right-cick task bar icon, create shortcut (option doesn't exist)
Drag taskbar icon to desktop (no response)
Drag startmenu icon to desktop (no response)
Right-click desktop, create shortcut, find app (the shortcut gives me an error: Application can only run in the context of an app container)
Find app .exe file, copy, on desktop paste-shortcut (Application can only run in the context of an app container)

How do I create a desktop icon for a Windows App Store App?

Bonus Question:
Why is this so difficult?
 
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Hello and welcome to the forum.
IF you have the "Tile" "Pinned to Start" simply drag the "Tile" to the Desktop.
 
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Ok. For Future Readers:

1) Open Start Menu and type in the name of the application
2) From the results, right-click and choose "Pin to Start"
-------This tile is not a tile you can drag-and-drop to the desktop, for some reason
3) Close and Re-Open the Start Menu
4) Find the new tile that is now "Pinned" and drag to Desktop
5) Open Start Menu
6) Right-click the tile that is "Pinned" and choose "Unpin"

Because for some reason Microsoft thought this was easier than asking if you want a desktop icon when installing the software.
 

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Did you try, just dragging the application directly from the list on the Start Menu?
 
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As posted in the OP, yes I did.

However, I did not realize that the "Search Result Tile" that comes up when I looked for the App had different functionality than the "Pinned to Start Tile." So I had to use the "Search Result Tile" to get the "Pinned to Start Tile" to then get the "Desktop Icon" and then remove the unwanted "Pinned to Start Tile."

That is completely counter-intuitive design.
 
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Yep..... it won't work from the results of a search, but.....
IF you locate it manually among the list of installed apps in the App List, then you should be able to drag it directly to the desktop and a link should be created.
 
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