Whereabouts Is The Solitaire Collection Executable Located


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Hi, I use a distraction blocking program - coldturkey - which I find quite handy. I would like to block the solitaire collection from 8-6. To do this I need to point coldturkey at solitaire.exe (or whatever it is called) and set it to block. However I cannot find any executable for solitaire. Maybe it has another name? If someone can let me know what to point coldturkey to that would be great

thanks, Gregh
 
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I don't know if it will help, but it all originates from here:
C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection_8wekyb3d8bbwe

I save this whole folder regularly, to preserve my "awards".
 
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I don't know if it will help, but it all originates from here:
C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection_8wekyb3d8bbwe

I save this whole folder regularly, to preserve my "awards".
thanks Dave - I have looked around in that folder but can't find anything that works. Not sure what the problem is
 

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I'm pretty sure you can not launch most if any Universal Apps by double clicking their executable.
When I try
C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection_3.7.1041.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\Solitaire.exe
I get

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I'm pretty sure you can not launch most if any Universal Apps by double clicking their executable.
When I try
C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection_3.7.1041.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe\Solitaire.exe
I get

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thanks, try as I might I cannot access that - even after resetting the permissions to allow 'read' which is what the dialogue asked me to do. Maybe I have to reboot.
 

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Yep.... I had to take ownership of the WindowsApp folder and cascade it down to subfolders and file to even get there.
Afterwards I returned it to TrustedInstaller and cascade that down as it was before.
 
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Yep.... I had to take ownership of the WindowsApp folder and cascade it down to subfolders and file to even get there.
Afterwards I returned it to TrustedInstaller and cascade that down as it was before.
thanks for your help on this as it does enable me to block solitaire - using coldturkey I could take the path you gave above and put that into a blocklist and it worked fine. Really appreciate the time you put in to help me
thanks again,
gregh
 
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I have always used the built in Parental Control in Windows 10, for this purpose.
I had a look at "coldturkey", after reading this thread. Quite interesting and easy to use.
 
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The simplest answer is to create a shortcut to C:\Windows\SysWOW64\sol.exe and move it to your start menu. You're welcome.
 
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