I want to find a way to share some Microsoft RDP configuration information with my team.

Where does Microsoft RDP 8 for Mac store its connections and configuration?

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If you want to share a configuration you can select the target under My Desktops and either right-click and select Export or from the Microsoft Remote Desktop File menu select Export.

The file that contains the information shown in the Microsoft Remote Desktop window, sans any passwords which are stored in your Keychain, is located at:

/Users/$USER/Library/Containers/com.microsoft.rdc.mac/Data/Library/Preferences/com.microsoft.rdc.mac.plist
  • That saved me a lot of time, thanks! – Lachlan Dec 9 '16 at 2:42
  • Cannot seem to find this folder in High Sierra? – Brian D Nov 21 '17 at 19:24
  • @Brian D, I just installed Microsoft Remote Desktop, 8.0.43 (Build 27325), in macOS High Sierra and it's still in the same location as stated in my answer. As far as I can tell, nothing has changed in this respect and what's stated in my answer is still valid and applicable. – user3439894 Nov 21 '17 at 19:49
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    @Brian D, While one certainly can access it from Terminal, nonetheless it is still accessible from Finder. Press the Option key while clicking the Go menu in Finder and Library will appear. – user3439894 Nov 21 '17 at 20:24
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    @BlackSheep, Passwords are stored in the User's Keychain and can be seen in the Keychain Access.app in /Applications/Utilities/. – user3439894 May 29 at 19:33

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