How to Open Remote Desktop Connection in Windows 10

In this post, we’ll see four different methods to open Remote Desktop Connection in Windows 10. Let’s see what they are.

Start Menu Shortcut

  1. Open Start menu.
  2. Find and click the Windows Accessories.
  3. Now you can see Remote Desktop Connection. Hit it.

Start Menu Search

Open Start menu. Type remote, and you can see the Remote Desktop Connection app. Click on it.

Mstsc command

The command mstsc can launch Remote Desktop Connection, and you can use it in the following programs:

  • Run Command
  • File Explorer Address Bar
  • Address toolbar
  • Task Manager (click on File > Run new task to use the command)
  • Command Prompt
  • Windows PowerShell

Mstsc File

Open System32 folder. Find and double-click mstsc file.

Create Remote Desktop Connection Shortcut

Follow the underneath steps to create a Remote Desktop Connection shortcut in the Windows 10 desktop or File Explorer.

Right-click on desktop or File Explorer blank area. Hover your mouse over “New” in the context menu. Hit “Shortcut.”

Type mstsc in the “Create Shortcut” pop-up. Click the “Next” button. Give the shortcut name if you don’t like the suggested one. Click on the “Finish” button.