Can't find installation path of Adobe XD

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Jun 12, 2017 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.

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Adobe Employee , Jun 12, 2017 Jun 12, 2017
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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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 12, 2017 Jun 12, 2017

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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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Adobe Employee ,
Jun 12, 2017 Jun 12, 2017

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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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Explorer ,
Aug 10, 2017 Aug 10, 2017

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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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Oct 29, 2019 Oct 29, 2019

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Oct 26, 2018 Oct 26, 2018

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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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New Here ,
Dec 05, 2018 Dec 05, 2018

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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 ,
Jun 12, 2017 Jun 12, 2017

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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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New Here ,
Feb 24, 2018 Feb 24, 2018

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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 ,
Jun 12, 2017 Jun 12, 2017

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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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New Here ,
Aug 03, 2019 Aug 03, 2019

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Thq so much .. This worked for in an instant

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New Here ,
Feb 07, 2021 Feb 07, 2021

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Thank you very much 

it worked

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New Here ,
Jun 15, 2017 Jun 15, 2017

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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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New Here ,
Nov 04, 2017 Nov 04, 2017

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Learnt something new today, Thanks!

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Mar 28, 2018 Mar 28, 2018

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Participant ,
Jul 02, 2020 Jul 02, 2020

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Absurd... as usual, but this time, adding Microsoft absurdity user experience to the receipt. I can imagine the evil minds at the Adobe/MS meeting before implementimng XD for Windows:

- Microsoft thinktank: Hey!... look what a brilliant idea! Being Adobe XD an usability tool, why not make it absolutelly different with the tools our users are used to? Really!, imagine our users figuring it out where to look for the app... asking what the hell is UWP, and why he need it for his/her daily work.

- Adobe: Yesssss!!! even more! Our users, have been decades sharping their minds to find things in top most menus... soooo! let move the menu at left, of course hidden!!! Imagine the cognitive efforts and frictions each time our users jump from Illustrator to XD... hahahaha!! (supervillain laughing)

- Microsoft thinktank: Deal!!! can't wait to read user complains!!... ahahahahahaha

(the real drama... needed to add XD to a list of  font Application Set in Suitcase Fussion to deal with regular missing fonts. Not success... as usual)

 

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New Here ,
Sep 25, 2020 Sep 25, 2020

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I've downloaded Adobe XD, In the installation application...  I've set to install it into my D drive but I can't any of the drives....    I can't even open the file location by right clicking on the application....   is it safe???

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