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This feature is convenient for users who frequently use the same client computer to access the same host computer. The shortcut saves time by directing you to the Enter Access Code window, bypassing the usual browser/password login page.
To create a desktop shortcut on a client PC
Note: The first time you use a shortcut from a client computer, you will be required to authenticate your account by entering your email address and password. If this first log-in is successful, subsequent uses of Desktop Shortcut on the client computer will not require authentication.
Note: The Create Shortcut option on the File menu will not be visible when a guest is connected to your PC during a Guest Invite session so that guests cannot create shortcuts from their computers to yours.
Note: You can revoke all shortcuts associated with your host Mac or PC by clicking the Options link on the My Computers page.
Note: The desktop shortcut can be copied or moved to another location on your client computer but not to another Mac or PC.
To access a computer using a desktop shortcut
1. From the desktop of your client computer, double-click the GoToMyPC shortcut icon.
2. When prompted, enter the access code for your host PC. The GoToMyPC connection begins.
To revoke all desktop shortcuts to your host Mac or PC
Note: If you are a GoToMyPC Corporate account user, your ability to use this feature may be disabled by your GoToMyPC account administrator. Please contact your account administrator for further details.
To create a web shortcut on a client PC
5. In your web browser, open the bookmarks menu and create a new bookmark using the newly created URL.
To create a desktop shortcut on a Mac client
Note: The first time you use a shortcut from a client computer, you will be required to authenticate your account by entering your email address and password. If this first login is successful, subsequent uses of Desktop Shortcut on the client computer will not require authentication.