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How to install MSIX application into subfolder in Start Menu

Copper Contributor

I have a WPF .NET 7 application that I am trying to install in a subfolder within the Start menu. I have found this article ( but it still just puts the application in the main (top) level.


Below is my manifest code. Is there something I am missing?


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>  
xmlns=""   xmlns:uap=""   xmlns:uap3=""   xmlns:rescap=""   IgnorableNamespaces="uap rescap uap3">    

Publisher="CN=Banner Engineering Corp., O=Banner Engineering Corp., S=Minnesota, C=US"     Version="" />    

<DisplayName>DXM Config V5_5</DisplayName>     

<TargetDeviceFamily Name="Windows.Universal" MinVersion="" MaxVersionTested="" />     <TargetDeviceFamily Name="Windows.Desktop" MinVersion="10.0.14393.0" MaxVersionTested="10.0.14393.0" />   

<Resource Language="x-generate"/>   

  <Application Id="App"       
            DisplayName="DXM Config V5_5"          
            Description="DXM Configuration SW version 5.5"         
       <uap:DefaultTile Wide310x150Logo="Images\Wide310x150Logo.png"  Square71x71Logo="Images\SmallTile.png" Square310x310Logo="Images\LargeTile.png"/>  
       <uap:SplashScreen Image="Images\SplashScreen.png" />         
       <uap:LockScreen BadgeLogo="Images\BadgeLogo.png" Notification="badge"/>    
<Capability Name="internetClient" />     
<rescap:Capability Name="runFullTrust" />   
6 Replies
  • @cfsen AppxManifest.xml seams OK. "VisualGroup does not work on Win10. Try install .msix on Server 2022 or Win 11. I think you wil see the difference.

The visualGroup subfolder will only work if you have 2 or more applications. It doesn't work if you have only one application in the same visualGroup.

@Peer-Atle Thanks for the info.  I need to support Win10 though.  Do you know of a way to accomplish this on Win10?

I don't know how to fix this in Win10. Maybe a new Win10 build will enable this feature.
Might be worth reviewing this in addition to the comments made below about needing at least to shortcuts.
Have now tested once more. Either the MSIX package must contain 2 or more shortcuts to the same start menu folder or 2 msix packages with shortcuts to the same folder must be installed.