How to create a URL to submit the app to the Microsoft Store

DevelopW LLC 5 Reputation points
2023-01-14T14:26:14.28+00:00

I would like to list my own apps on the Microsoft Store.

If I am submitting an app to the Microsoft Store, I need to create a direct link to

https://www.contoso.com/contosoapp/downloads/1.1/setup.exe

It appears that the URL must contain both the version information and the filename.

I had difficulty doing that, so I uploaded the file to GoogleDrive and tried to register it in the Microsoft Store.

The following image shows the message that appears on the Microsoft Store dashboard when using the GoogleDrive link.

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](https://filestore.community.support.microsoft.com/api/images/f8a23d73-0a5d-4323-8181-3a559be081bc?upload=true)

Microsoft is telling me to use a direct link URL.

However, for me, creating this direct link seems difficult.

Because many rental servers only support file uploads of about 10MB. The exe file I am trying to submit is about 400MB.

I have also tried services such as GoogleDrive, but they cannot create custom links and therefore cannot create versioned URLs. Furthermore, GoogleDrive cannot create direct links either, such as a .exe at the end of the URL.

When using GoogleDrive, I get the following red error message.

The package URL redirects to another URL. Provide a download URL without redirection.
Package URL should begin with https:// and should point to a versioned, downloadable package.

What service can I use to create a URL that I can submit to the Microsoft Store?

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  1. DevelopW LLC 5 Reputation points
    2023-01-15T01:38:21.8666667+00:00

    It seemed to be possible to upload the files by using FTP software.

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