How do I create a desktop shortcut?

GoToMyPC and GoToMyPC Pro users can create desktop shortcuts, which allows fast and easy access to their host Windows or Mac computer. This is convenient for users who frequently use the same client computer to connect to the same host computer. This shortcut will take you directly to the Enter Access Code window, bypassing the usual password login page. If you are a guest user, you cannot create a desktop shortcut. GoToMyPC Corporate users may need to contact their account administrator to enable this feature for them.

Create a desktop shortcut from a Windows client computer

  1. Connect to your Windows or Mac host computer.
  2. In the GoToMyPC Viewer, click File and then Create Short to <computer name>
  3. Click Yes to continue.
  4. Enter your GoToMyPC account password, click Continue and then OK.
  5. On your client computer, notice a new GoToMyPC icon with the host computer's name!

Create a desktop shortcut from a Mac client computer

  1. Connect to your Windows or Mac host computer.
  2. In the upper toolbar, click Tools and then Create Shortcut to <computer name>.
  3. Enter your GoToMyPC account password, click Continue and then OK.
  4. On your client computer, notice a new GoToMyPC icon with thost computer's name!

Create a web shortcut from a Windows or Mac client computer

  1. Log in at https://www.gotomypc.com/members/login.tmpl
  2. Next to the desired host computer, click Options.
  3. Click Shortcut next to "Create a Web short to <computer name>". 
  4. Copy the given link and paste it into a browser. Bookmark this page for faster access and connection to GoToMyPC.