Windows 10 apps links, link to unknown targets. How to locate the targeted .exe ??

whateverdude

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The target inside the shortcut's properties is grayed out and you cannot even select it.

I tried to manually open the shortcut file with notepad, wordpad, notpad++ ,to look for the .exe inside, and even tho they open other shortcuts with windows 10 shortcuts i always get the same error "catastrophic failure" ??!

Sure i could go into the Windows 10 folder and take a lucky guess on which .exe it might be or run it first and then figure out which .exe is, from the taskmanager but i'd like a more straightforward approach.

To be clear, i have a shortcut on my desktop that opens a windows 10 app.
I want to send the .exe file to virustotal before i open it.
How do i find this .exe file ?
 

whateverdude

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That link is correct.

Although the question remains because there is an .exe that is been executed it's just the windows that hide it from you.

On the side note i managed to open (edit) the link file (on android) and it show at least the folder app is located.
Question is why can't it be opened (edited) in windows ?