Where does Windows 10 install games downloaded from the store?

I just bought Minecraft for Windows 10 through the Xbox store app.  I'd like to connect the .exe file to a mouse profile switcher so it will automatically save my macros and stuff... but I can't find the .exe anywhere.  I was just playing the game, and hit the install button in the store, so I'd assume that the game installed on my system somewhere.  But I can't find the executable... anywhere.  I used the search function on "This PC" and got nothing. 

Either A) It's a cloud based game (in which case I'd like a refund) or B) I'm too dumb for Windows 10.

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Hi,

Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

Follow the path below to find the location where the Games are installed:

C:\Users\Username\Appdata\Local\Packages.

I recommend you to contact XBOX Support if you're looking for refund. Refer to the link below for more information:

http://support.xbox.com/en-US/

You may also post your query in the Xbox Forums for better and expertise advice. Refer to the link below for more information:

http://forums.xbox.com/xbox_forums/b/default.aspx

Hope this information helps. Reply to the post with updated status of the issue so that we can assist you further.

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I found some "related" files in the location you gave, but still no executable.  What sorcery is this?

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Apps from the App store are different than desktop apps.

You may not be able to use your mouse profile program like you would want to.

You would be better off getting Minecraft desktop version and using it.

The Win 10 Minecraft is a new version based on the Pocket Edition.

So with Win 10 you basically have 2 different Minecraft games for the PC.

The original one from Minecraft.net and then the new Win 10 version.
The one from Minecraft.net will be able to work with your exe mouse profile\macro saver program.

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C:\users\username\appdata\local\packages. is empty folder have windows games from windows store still would like to know where or if I can share or play through steam account

thank you

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Might be under Program Files\WindowsApps (you'll need to modify the folder permissions first before you can access it).

There's no connection between your Steam and MS (Store) Accounts.

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there is nt app data folder in yr described path

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Hi There, 

All i want to do is to add a game from the Microsoft store to startup, I cannot find the files for the game anywhere on my system. I have navigated to the specified file path and it simply doesn't exist. If you could help out that would be great, as it seems some on the people in this thread have unsolved issues. 

Many thanks, 

Thomas

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I'm not sure if this will 100% work for every game out there. But this is the method I used to see get to the cuphead.exe file on my computer

https://steamcommunity.com/app/268910/discussions/0/1488866180608954188/

I know it's a link but I'm the one who wrote the answer and I'm not comfortable with putting the answer in "this" specific forum because it doesn't 100% match the question. Though I did manage to get there and this is the method I used.

To reiterate I only did this with cuphead so I'm not sure if this will 100% work on every game out there but... in theory it could

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I have the same problem in that I cannot find my game files anywhere.

My story in short:  I got a gift certificate for Christmas for Xbox but have a 360 I no longer use.  Found out I could use that to buy PC games and bought Middle-earth: Shadow of War.  First game purchase ever from Microsoft Store. 

After playing a couple times the game will not run after displaying the start up screen.  After trying a few things I just reinstalled the game after a 6 hour re-download time and the game worked fine.  After a few more plays it fails to run again. 

I see fixes on Steam forums on playing with the game settings, but I need to find the  setup files first.  They are either cleverly hidden in generically named folders or in hidden folders or possibly on a cloud somewhere because searching for keywords involving that game is coming up with nothing my desktop icons..  It's like I don't really own the game I paid for.

If I don't find a fix my $60 is wasted and I will never purchase through the Windows Store again.

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i downloaded minecraft from the Microsoft store i have tried looking in appdata but nothing i cant find the folder anywhere and i need it for mods and worlds it is so important that i have that folder or i need a refund 

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