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Title: Where is the IDE on Windows 10 - SOLVED
Post by: gc_malcolm on Jun 10, 2017, 07:12 am
Hi,

I have Arduino 1.8.3  installed it works and I can compile and load scripts but I am trying to find where the ide.exe is

As I recall I installed it from the Windows Store

I can run it from the shortcut on the desktop OR from the application list on the launch screen

the  shortcut says there is a Target of ArduinoLLC.ArduinoIDE_mdqgnx93n4wtt   but there is no .exe in that directory  just some directories and files that aren't exes or jar

I have searched my C drive for Arduino   and I come up with one Arduino.exe but that's a deprecated older version than the version I am running .

I looked Settings>Apps and there is Arduino IDE but windows won't tell me where. 


Title: Re: Where is the IDE on Windows 10
Post by: ieee488 on Jun 10, 2017, 01:27 pm
As I recall I installed it from the Windows Store



Bad.
Title: Re: Where is the IDE on Windows 10
Post by: gc_malcolm on Jun 10, 2017, 03:09 pm
thanks that was ever so helpful
Title: Re: Where is the IDE on Windows 10
Post by: ballscrewbob on Jun 10, 2017, 03:12 pm
Hes right you know...
Window store app not the best option.

Kill it and install the FULL application.
You will be glad you did.

Much better support around here for the "REAL THING"
Title: Re: Where is the IDE on Windows 10
Post by: DrAzzy on Jun 10, 2017, 05:45 pm
Windows hides windows store apps in c:/users/YourUserName/AppData(hidden folder)/Local/Packages


I'm not sure if there are any additional complications relevant to modifying files in windows store apps. It would be very Microsoft if there were.

As with others here, I recommend using the normal windows installer version, or the portable version, instead of the windows store version. There have been a number of issues with the windows store version, and it doesn't offer any benefits over the traditional installers
Title: Re: Where is the IDE on Windows 10
Post by: gc_malcolm on Jun 10, 2017, 08:29 pm
Dr Azzy,

The information about store apps is very useful. 

I had already uninstalled and reinstalled 1.8.3 before I read your comment. 

I wasn't aware that the Windows store versions would be any different.

thanks very much
 
Title: Re: Where is the IDE on Windows 10 - SOLVED
Post by: gc_malcolm on Jun 10, 2017, 10:02 pm
So having uninstalled the Windows store version of Arduino and installing the latest build directly I am back up and running. 

Had some minor issues with my project which turned out to be incorrectly named according to the new version of Arduino but happily ran in the old.

Now that I can SEE my arduino exe I completed my setup for vMicro in Visual Studio and now have an editor that I can read the output.

Whoever thought red on black was a good idea for the Arduino editor and then stopped people from changing the colour in the theme?

All is well that ends well, but I could have done without the angst. 

Thanks again DrAzzy
Title: Re: Where is the IDE on Windows 10 - SOLVED
Post by: Muruganantham on Jan 03, 2019, 01:17 am
Bad.
So having uninstalled the Windows store version of Arduino and installing the latest build directly I am back up and running. 

Had some minor issues with my project which turned out to be incorrectly named according to the new version of Arduino but happily ran in the old.

Now that I can SEE my arduino exe I completed my setup for vMicro in Visual Studio and now have an editor that I can read the output.

Whoever thought red on black was a good idea for the Arduino editor and then stopped people from changing the colour in the theme?

All is well that ends well, but I could have done without the angst. 

Thanks again DrAzzy
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Guys, no need to uninstall, open add/remove programme in control panel and select move option to move entire directory to your folder.
Title: Re: Where is the IDE on Windows 10 - SOLVED
Post by: jumpjack on Jun 11, 2019, 05:25 pm
"Move" is disabled on my system for Arduino IDE installed from Windows Store.
So I totally uninstalled the Windows Store version of IDE, and installed same version (1.8.9) but standalone (installer version, not zip version).

No luck.
Title: Re: Where is the IDE on Windows 10 - SOLVED
Post by: DrAzzy on Jun 11, 2019, 10:16 pm
I don't think you can move the installation folder for Windows Store apps.
Title: Re: Where is the IDE on Windows 10 - SOLVED
Post by: THOR-00 on Dec 09, 2019, 07:25 pm
C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\ArduinoLLC.ArduinoIDE_1.8.21.0_x86__mdqgnx93n4wtt