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Can't find installation path of Adobe XD

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Jun 12, 2017

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Hi,

I am trying to create a shortcut to the Adobe XD executable on my desktop, but I can't seem to find where it is installed. It's not in C:\Program Files\Adobe where I have Photoshop and Lightroom, and the only way I can access it is through the Adobe Creative Cloud. Any help would be appreciated.

XD is a Windows UWP app, so it's different from traditional Windows apps. You can create a shortcut by dragging Adobe Experience Design icon from Start Menu and dropping it on your Desktop.

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Can't find installation path of Adobe XD

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Hi,

I am trying to create a shortcut to the Adobe XD executable on my desktop, but I can't seem to find where it is installed. It's not in C:\Program Files\Adobe where I have Photoshop and Lightroom, and the only way I can access it is through the Adobe Creative Cloud. Any help would be appreciated.

XD is a Windows UWP app, so it's different from traditional Windows apps. You can create a shortcut by dragging Adobe Experience Design icon from Start Menu and dropping it on your Desktop.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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This is proving quite hard to figure out! I'll reply again if I find out a way to do what you asked.

Meanwhile, could you not just pin XD to the task bar after you have opened it from the CC menu? I know that's not on your desktop, but it would still be convenient.

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XD is a Windows UWP app, so it's different from traditional Windows apps. You can create a shortcut by dragging Adobe Experience Design icon from Start Menu and dropping it on your Desktop.

Randy

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Hi Randy,

Since it's a UWP app, does it by default uses the NVidia GPU if I'm using it on a laptop? Where usually you get to choose to use the Intel GPU or the dedicated NVidia GPU?

Reason I asked this was that I couldn't find Adobe XD being listed in the NVidia Control Panel and I have no idea if it is using the Dedicated GPU.

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I am trying to sincronize a Razer Synapse profile to the XD app, and because of being a windows uwp app I am not able to do so. I can´t get the file because windows won´t let me open the Folder. Bugs me. I need an exe file, pleeeeeeeease.

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Had the same problem with my MX master... Here's the solution: Find Adobe XD CC 2018 installation folder [ Best And Easy Way ][ Tutorial ] - YouTube

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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You can use the Task Manager, Details tab, to find where XD's EXE is located. For the current version that is here:

C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Adobe.CC.XD_0.6.28.10_x64__adky2gkssdxte

I tried making a desktop shortcut of that, but it ends up failing because of permissions issues.

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How to Add “Take Ownership” to the Right-Click Menu in Windows Explorer

Windows 10 Help Forums

These two links will advise you how to "take ownership" of the "hidden" Windows App folder in C: drives on a windows machine.

Once you either manually change the registry key, OR use the small Registry Editor avaiable on  the "Ten Forums" site you will be able to leave a shortcut on the desktop...

(Registry Editor on the Ten Forums site is safe if you done feel like manualy editing the registry yourself, and which mind you I have been using for over two years now and LOVE the freedom it provides when windows folders suddenly have permission issues despite being the sole user of my machine)

Hope this helps.....

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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But wait, there's more...

If you type this in any File Explorer window:

explorer shell:AppsFolder

you're taken into the Appications folder. In there is an XD shortcut that you can drag to the desktop.

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Thq so much .. This worked for in an instant

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It turns out Mr. Edmund's method works for me, so thank you very much for that.

Mr. Holgate said to type explorer shell:AppsFolder into any file explorer window; That also works too, so thank you too Mr. Holgate.

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Learnt something new today, Thanks!

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