Find the AUMID (Application User Model ID) of an installed UWP app

Find the AUMID (Application User Model ID) of an installed UWP app

In this tutorial, I will show you how to find the Application User Model ID or AUMID of an installed app in Windows 10.  We will look at several methods to get the AUMID, with shell:Appsfolder, PowerShell, and in the Registry.

To perform the first series of steps we need to access the special shell view called Applications.  The Applications shell view is a virtual view of all installed Apps, both Desktop & UWP Apps.  From here we just need to switch to the Details view and hide the AppUserModelId column.

Steps to get an App’s AUMID in Windows 10

  1. Open the Run dialog, WINKEY+R
  2. Type “shell:Appsfolder” and press OK
    Run Shell:Appsfolder
  3. Switch to the Details folder view
    Applications Details View
  4. Access the View menu ALT+V, choose Choose Details…
  5. Check the box next to AppUserModelId and press OK
    Reveal AppUserModelId Column

Now let’s look at some ways to get the AUMID with PowerShell and by searching the registry

Find AUMID using PowerShell Script

$installedapps = get-AppxPackage

foreach ($app in $installedapps)
    foreach ($id in (Get-AppxPackageManifest $app)

        $line = $app.Name + " = " + $app.packagefamilyname + "!" + $id
        echo $line


Example Output

Microsoft.WindowsSoundRecorder = Microsoft.WindowsSoundRecorder_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App
Microsoft.ZuneVideo = Microsoft.ZuneVideo_8wekyb3d8bbwe!Microsoft.ZuneVideo
Microsoft.WindowsStore = Microsoft.WindowsStore_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App
Microsoft.WindowsFeedbackHub = Microsoft.WindowsFeedbackHub_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App
SlingTVLLC.SlingTV = SlingTVLLC.SlingTV_vgszm6stshdqy!App
Microsoft.Windows.Photos = Microsoft.Windows.Photos_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App
Microsoft.SkypeApp = Microsoft.SkypeApp_kzf8qxf38zg5c!App
Microsoft.WindowsAlarms = Microsoft.WindowsAlarms_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App

Find all AUMID’s from the Registry

# Search Registry for AppUserModelID
C:\>reg query HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\ /s /f AppUserModelID | find "REG_SZ"

# Output
    AppUserModelID    REG_SZ    Microsoft.XboxApp_8wekyb3d8bbwe!Microsoft.XboxApp
    AppUserModelID    REG_SZ    Microsoft.Messaging_8wekyb3d8bbwe!x27e26f40ye031y48a6yb130yd1f20388991ax
    AppUserModelID    REG_SZ    Microsoft.Messaging_8wekyb3d8bbwe!x27e26f40ye031y48a6yb130yd1f20388991ax
    AppUserModelID    REG_SZ    Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost_cw5n1h2txyewy!App
    AppUserModelID    REG_SZ    Microsoft.People_8wekyb3d8bbwe!x4c7a3b7dy2188y46d4ya362y19ac5a5805e5x
    AppUserModelID    REG_SZ    Microsoft.XboxApp_8wekyb3d8bbwe!Microsoft.XboxApp
    AppUserModelID    REG_SZ    Microsoft.SkypeApp_kzf8qxf38zg5c!App

Batch Script to search for AUMID’s

@echo off
REM Command Line Utility to find AUMID of windows universal apps

reg query HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\ /s /f AppUserModelID | find "REG_SZ" | findstr -i %*

Save the above text to a file named aumidsearch.bat and place somewhere in your system’s PATH

Example usage

C:\>aumidsearch Calc
    AppUserModelID    REG_SZ    Microsoft.WindowsCalculator_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App

What is an Application User Model ID?

The AUMID is the identifier for Universal Apps (UWP) installed from the Windows Store. The AUMID is essentially the identifier and entry point for these applications. Once you know the AUMID you can programmability launch apps, create app shortcuts and more. Here are some examples…

Launch a UWP app with the Run dialog

Launch Edge from Run Dialog

Launch a UWP app from the command prompt

#Command to launch the Edge Browser

c:\> explorer shell:Appsfolder\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe!MicrosoftEdge


Create a Desktop shortcut to a UWP app

  1. Open shell:AppsFolder from the Run dialog
  2. Drag the desired app icon to the Desktop

AUMID’s are also used in a number of Windows 10 management and providing tools including, AssignedAccess CSP‘s and Kiosk Configurations.

AUMID of Common Windows Apps

UWP Application NameAUMID
Microsoft EdgeMicrosoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe!MicrosoftEdge
Alarms & ClockMicrosoft.WindowsAlarms_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App
Movies & TVMicrosoft.ZuneVideo_8wekyb3d8bbwe!Microsoft.ZuneVideo
Windows StoreMicrosoft.WindowsStore_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App
Paint 3DMicrosoft.MSPaint_8wekyb3d8bbwe!Microsoft.MSPaint
Internet ExplorerMicrosoft.InternetExplorer.Default

Note: AUMID’s of 3rd Party Apps installed from the Window Store can sometimes change when they are updated.

Updated 2/2/2019: Added AUMID entries for more apps including Office 365.

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One Reply to “Find the AUMID (Application User Model ID) of an installed UWP app”

  1. How do i find the AUMID of a homegrown app that is .exe and wasn’t actually installed like a typical application?

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