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4 Ways to Create A Remote Desktop Connection Shortcut in Win 8

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:

4 ways to create a Remote Desktop Connection shortcut in Win 8/8.1:

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.

%windir%\system32\mstsc.exe

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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