Jump to content
Macro Express Forums

Scope progam name malfunction - Windows App Store .exes

Recommended Posts



Whatsapp's Desktop .exe has changed. It's downloaded from Microsoft's appstore nowadays.

I have some emoji macros running in Whatsapp. I just found out the new .exe's location in Program Files and updated all my macros. However, none of them still works in Whatsapp!

(they worked fine in the older, non-Windows-store-.exe -version)


Path: C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\5319275A.WhatsAppDesktop_2.2313.6.0_x64__cv1g1gvanyjgm\WhatsApp.exe




I added the .exe as a full path but after saving and reopening the macro edit window it just shows it as WHATSAPP.EXE

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Instead of modifying an existing macro, try creating a new one, with WhatsApp.exe as the scope (and nothing else). For testing purposes, I suggest disabling all macros that involve WhatsApp.


If you can't get it to work, try changing the scope to window specific. You may need to choose a partial match.


Still no luck? Try making the macro Global.


Still nothing? It might not be do-able with Macro Express.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Those are what's called UWP apps and MEP was designed for WinForm apps. Although some people claim they have been able to get some things to work in UWP apps, I've had no success. There are a few threads in this forum you can search for. If it were me I'd load the web browser version and use something like iMacros for automation. I've found that many UWP apps are simply running a Chromium browser control in the app so they're often very similar.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

I told you it's a UWP app. You said "It's downloaded from Microsoft's appstore" Those are all UWP apps. Please consider my message. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...