To access local drives/folders or even Google Drive for desktop from your remote desktop session, please follow the instructions below.
- Mac: Microsoft Remote Desktop
- Windows: Remote Desktop Connection (comes with all Windows computer)
- Google Drive for Desktop (ensure this is running on your local computer)
Mac: Microsoft Remote Desktop
- Open the Microsoft Remote Desktop application (double-click on the Microsoft Remote Desktop app within the Applications folder)
- Hover over the remote server (e.g. JBAR) and click on the pencil icon that appears on the top right.
- The Edit PC window will pop-up, click on the Folders tab
- Check the box next to Redirect folders
- Click on the "+" icon
- Then select the drive (e.g. Google Drive) or navigate to and select a specific folder, and click on Open
- Click Save
Note: you can repeat the process to add more folders or remove drives/folders (by clicking on "-" icon instead).
Windows: Remote Desktop Connection
- Open the Remote Desktop Connection application (use the Windows search bar located at the bottom left of your screen and start typing Remote Desktop Connection)
- Click on Show Options
- Click on the Local Resources tab
- Under Local devices and resources, click on More...
- Expand Drives and select the drive you want to access within the remote session (e.g. C: drive or Google Drive)
- Click OK
- Then click on Connect to connect to your remote session
Note: After you have setup your Drive/Folder redirection using the Windows/Mac instructions above, please ensure that when saving a file you select the correct file path. For Example: If your mapped drive is to Google Drive, when saving a file, save to G on KVAN21 (computer name).