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How to Connect Using a Desktop Shortcut

Save time by connecting directly to a computer using a secure shortcut on a client computer.

  1. Create a desktop shortcut on the client computer, as follows:
    • Go to and log in to your account using your LogMeIn ID (email address) and password.
    • Go to Computers > Properties of a computer > Desktop Shortcut.

    Result: Follow the on-screen instructions.

  2. Use the newly created shortcut to connect to the host:
    • Double-click the shortcut on the client desktop. You do not need to log in to your account.
    • Log on to the host using the appropriate authentication method.

    Result: Your session begins upon successful authentication.

Tip: For maximum security, you should not use a desktop shortcut on a public or shared computer.
What to do next:

Why isn't the desktop shortcut connecting me to my computer?

Confirm that the host computer is online by logging in to the website and checking your list of computers on the Home page.

Article last updated: 27 September, 2022