You can find the path using Task Manager. Open the Processes tab, find Affinity Photo 2 (that needs to be running), expand and select the Affinity Photo 2 executable, right-click and select Open file location. The you have the path in Explorer if you right-click and open Properties for example. (In two pieces at least, the Location directory and executable name.)
The problem with this is likely that it looks to be version-specific and will probably break with every update. Don’t know how applications that want a path are supposed to deal with this, but from what I’ve read this is how apps from the Microsoft store are installed.
The only way of runing any program in the Apps folder is to remove the security on that folder. I am told there have been nasties in the wild that caused MS to tighten the secrity so I have been told its not really a good idea. Pl is one of the programs that only exportys to EXE if they changed just that its esy to make a bat and run from that. But is a mess Affinity have created.
There are also executables under %HOME%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\WindowsApps I see. Maybe these are intended to be what other apps reference, but I’m just guessing it will run direcly from there but it will not run via PL or other programs I have tried. I don’t understand why but I expext its the programs lack rights?
Certainly seems like a big omission for Serif to change the installation like this and not provide a solution for use as an external editor.
Does anyone know where the Affinity v2 release notes are? I’ve been searching, but haven’t found them. You’d think Serif would at least mention the issue there unless they’re clueless themselves. Or write as lousy release notes as DxO.
I tried all the suggestions on the link page(s) but the one I missed and have now found works for me is the batch file method as follows
To clarify how I found the process works…
I made the batch file and named and placed it in my folder of choice
Then when I opened in PL the Export Application and used the Browse to navigate to the previously created folder. Edit ~ to ensure that you can see All Files and not just .exe as the PL system demands…in the Item Selection box put an * (the good old Windows wildcard) and press enter and that will reveal All Files in righthand side window
Clicking on the .bat file adds it into the file name box
Clicking Open completed the process.
Thereafter picking the named choice in the drop-down box in the Export Application dialogue box activates the batch file which triggers a command box in the background and starts Affinity Photo 2
HTH helps others to keep trying
PS the thread where the explanatory posts can be found here
As do I. There is a post (somewhere) by an Affinity staff member on the Affinity forum that says the discount launch price will run until 14 Dec. I’m hoping the MSI installer will become available before that date.