How to locate application GUIDs in Windows Phone 8.1


This article provides the steps to locate GUIDs for Windows Phone 8.1 applications.

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Note You must be using Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1 or a later version on device that has an SD card installed for this procedure to work.

  1. Make sure that the device has all the applications that you are trying to locate the GUIDs for, and that the applications and are up-to-date from the store.
  2. Tap Settings, and then tap Apps Corner.
  3. Tap Apps.
  4. Select all the apps for which you are looking for GUIDs, and then tap the check mark at the bottom of the screen.
  5. Tap Advanced, and then tap Export to SD card.

    Note If you do not have an SD card installed in the device, this option does not appear. You must install an SD card for this procedure to work.

  6. Plug the device into a PC via a USB cable, or remove the SD card and insert the card into a PC.
  7. Navigate to the root folder of the SD card, locate WEHLockdown.xml, and then open the file in Internet Explorer.
  8. Locate the GUIDs in the tags that begin with the following text:

    <Application productID= "{GUID}">
  9. You can search in BING for the GUID that you found. If the GUID is valid, it should take you to a Windows Phone store webpage for the application. On this page, you can match the app name to the GUID.

Article ID: 3114022 - Last Review: Jan 15, 2016 - Revision: 1

Windows Phone 8.1