You don't have to know where the Remote Desktop Connection is in Windows 8/8.1 computer, because you can create a shortcut for it on the desktop. And this article introduces four methods to create a Remote Desktop Connection shortcut in detail.
Video guide on how to create a Remote Desktop Connection shortcut in Windows 8:
Way 1: Create the shortcut by locating the app shortcut.
Tip: Before applying this method, make sure the files automatically hidden in the computer are shown. For more info, please refer to Show Hidden Files on Windows 8/8.1.
Step 1: Right-tap the desktop, click New and choose Shortcut to start creating the shortcut.
Step 2: As the Create Shortcut window shows up, tap the Browse button. After that, select Remote Desktop Connection shortcut and click OK in the pop-up dialog box.
BTW, the shortcut is located in Computer/Local Disk (C:)/Program Data/Microsoft/Windows/Start Menu/Programs/Windows Accessories.
Step 3: Choose Next to continue.
Step 4: Select Finish to complete creating this shortcut.
Way 2: Make the shortcut with the help of its location info.
Step 1: Begin creating the shortcut according to the instruction above.
Step 2: In the Create Shortcut window, enter the following information in the empty box and click Next.
Step 3: Type a name for the shortcut (e.g. Remote Desktop Connection) and tap Finish.
The two methods above enable you to create a shortcut named Remote Desktop Connection on the desktop, as shown in the following screen shot.
Way 3: Create the shortcut by pinning the app to the taskbar.
Tip: If you want to learn more about how to pin it to the taskbar, please make reference to How to Pin A Program to Taskbar in Windows 8.
Way 4: Create a CMD file for Remote Desktop Connection to replace the shortcut.
Step 1: Open a new text document or turn on Notepad.
Step 2: Input mstsc.
Step 3: Name the document as "Remote Desktop Connection.cmd" (without double quotes), and tap Save.
After these steps, the CMD file shown in the picture below will turn up immediately.
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