How do I create a shortcut for the app on my desktop (Win/Mac)?

The installer for our app does not automatically create a shortcut, and you must do so manually. 


To create the short-cut in Windows:

  1. From your desktop, click your Start button.
  2. Click Computer (or File Explorer in Windows 10)
  3. Go into your C: drive (under "This PC" in Win10)
  4. Open "Program Files" (NOT the one ending with "x86") and look for the "pia_manager" folder and open it
  5. Right click "pia_manager.exe" and select "Create Shortcut"
  6. Drag the newly created shortcut to your desktop
  7. You can now launch the client from your desktop by right clicking this icon and selecting "Run as administrator". 

To create the short-cut in Mac:

  1. Simply drag the PIA VPN App icon from the Application folder onto the desktop and run it from there.
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