My question is a mixture of WinEdt settings, Windows 10 administrator settings and Windows apps. I realize that it might not be exactly appropriate here, but I figured some people might have wanted to do this same thing.

So I want WinEdt to open the compiled pdf's in the "Reader" app of Windows 10, which comes with Windows 10 and it's available in Windows Store. I generally know how to change WinEdt settings to use a specific program for a specific reason (Options -> Execution Modes), but the problem is that you have to enter the executable's address in the box, and I cannot possibly find the directory address for the Reader app.

I did everything that I could think of, and even ended up messing up my WinEdt and had to spend an hour to fix it from the Registry. I cannot on earth find the executable for "Reader". Windows Store apps usually go in Program Files-> WindowsApps, but even there, there was no Reader.exe file. I'm drawing blanks here. Any help would be much appreciated!!

I'm running WinEdt 9.1 and Windows 10. Thanks!

closed as off-topic by Joseph Wright Jan 25 '17 at 13:39

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    Reader doesn't come in windows 10. You have to install it. And all those app exe files are inside Program Files\WindowsApps which is hidden and locked. – user11232 Oct 20 '15 at 6:49
  • Here are some indications how to create a short cut to such an app (untested) tenforums.com/installation-setup/… – Ulrike Fischer Oct 20 '15 at 8:18
  • @HarishKumar as I mentioned I already checked the WindowsApps folder and could not find an executable file. I believe it did come with my Windows 10, because I haven't downloaded it myself. – AM_ Oct 20 '15 at 10:57
  • No it doesn't come with windows 10. You have to get it from windows store. It is free, – user11232 Oct 20 '15 at 11:46
  • I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's about program availability in Windows. – Joseph Wright Jan 25 '17 at 13:39

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