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Windows 7: Remote Desktop Icon

09 Sep 2010   #1
dfreehill

Windows 7
 
 
Remote Desktop Icon

Hi all,

I had my Remote Desktop pinned to the taskbar, I added the Quick Launch and was going to add Remote Desktop to Quick Launch so I unpinned it from the taskbar and now it's gone. How do I get the icon back?

Dan


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09 Sep 2010   #2
Francis93

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hello Dan,

Please do the following:

  • Click the Start Orb
  • Type 'Remote' or 'Remote Desktop' whatsoever
  • Right-click the icon
  • Point to 'Send to' and click 'Desktop (Create shortcut)'
  • Once the shortcut is in your desktop, just drag it to your taskbar
Hope this helps.
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09 Sep 2010   #3
dfreehill

Windows 7
 
 

That's the first thing I did, but it is not there.
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09 Sep 2010   #4
Francis93

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dfreehill View Post
That's the first thing I did, but it is not there.
Do a System File Checker (SFC) scan:

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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09 Sep 2010   #5
dfreehill

Windows 7
 
 

I tried that, but didn't help. If I go thru Help and Support and search Remote Desktop I can access it, but I don't want to do that all the time.
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09 Sep 2010   #6
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Try to type the name in search, if it comes up, right click and pin to task bar or start menu
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09 Sep 2010   #7
dfreehill

Windows 7
 
 

I tried that, but didn't work.
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09 Sep 2010   #8
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

You can always use system restore to go back to how things were before the quick launch and have the remote pinned, but no quick launch. Then install quick launch but dont unpin anything.
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09 Sep 2010   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Dan,

See if this may work instead:

Click the Start Orb
Type mstsc.exe
Right-click on the icon at the top in Start Menu
Point to 'Send to' and click 'Desktop (Create shortcut)
Move to your Quick Launch folder

If you wanted it on the taskbar as well, then right click on the shortcut (Quick Launch), and click on "Pin to taskbar".

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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09 Sep 2010   #10
dfreehill

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks that worked!
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