Another Way to Create App Execution Alias in Windows 11

April 6th, 2022 by Admin Leave a reply »

By default, Windows 11 allows you to enable Execution Aliases for UWP apps only. Previously we’ve covered how to create aliases for any programs using a registry tweak. In this tutorial we’ll show you another way to create App Execution Alias using Command Prompt in Windows 11.

How to Create App Execution Alias Using Command Prompt

  1. To get started, open the Command Prompt as administrator. Next, use the mklink command to create a symbolic link which points to the executable file of your target application. Remember to replace alias_name with your desired alias.

    mklink %LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\WindowsApps\alias_name.exe "the_full_path_of_your_executable_file"

  2. Open File Explorer and type the following location in the address bar and press Enter. You’ll see the newly-created symbolic link which works almost the same as the other app aliases.
    %LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\WindowsApps

  3. Now, you can use the new alias to start your program directly from the Run dialog box, Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell.

That’s it!