Category Archives: Windows

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Windows: Start an Windows APP from command line


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this post describes how to start a Windows App from command line. Windows Apps cannot be started by calling the exe file in the C:\program files\WindowsApps\xxx folder. This can/must be done my using the explorer.exe.

The Syntax is


C:\> explorer.exe shell:appsFolder\%PackageFamilyNameOfTheApp%!%AppId%

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Windows: Download appx packages from Microsoft Store (Example install the new Windows Terminal offline)

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the store itself does not have an option to download appx packages directly from the Windows store.
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Powershell/Excel: Check if a excel document contains macros

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this script can be used to check if excel contains some active code. It opens the excel file in an safe way and looks for VB content and write the full file path to the console if macros are found.
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Windows: Change application for a file extension from command line

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Windows has two command line utilities to alter the application associated with a file extension.
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Powershell: Convert Hex to Int type

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short post today. Topic: convert a hex string to an integer type.
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