You can configure Horizon Client to share local storage with a remote desktop or application. This feature is called client drive redirection.

Before you begin

  • Verify that the View administrator enabled the client drive redirection feature. You cannot share local storage with a remote desktop or application if the client drive redirection feature is not enabled.

  • Connect to the remote desktop or application with which you want to share local storage. If you have not logged in at least once, become familiar with the procedure Connect to a Remote Desktop or Application.

About this task

In a Windows remote desktop or remote application, local storage appears in the Devices and drives section in the This PC folder, or in the Other section in the Computer folder. The folders and storage devices that you select for sharing use the naming format name on HorizonClient.

Procedure

  1. Open Settings and tap Local storage redirection.

    If you are connected to the remote desktop or application in full-screen mode, tap the Horizon Client Tools radial menu icon and tap the gear icon. If you are not using full-screen mode, Settings is in the menu in the upper-right corner of the Horizon Client toolbar.

  2. Tap Local Storage Redirection and configure the local storage redirection options.

    Option

    Action

    Automatically share all removable storage devices

    Select the Enable auto direct for mounted storage check box. All removable storage devices mounted to your device are automatically shared with the remote desktop or application. This option is selected by default.

    Do not automatically share all removable storage devices

    Deselect the Enable auto direct for mounted storage check box. The next time you connect to the remote desktop or application, removable storage devices mounted to your device are not automatically shared with the remote desktop or application.

    Note:

    Deselecting the Enable auto direct for mounted storage check box does not stop sharing a removable storage device that is already shared with the remote desktop or application.

    Share a specific folder or removable storage device

    Select the check box next to the name of the local folder or removable storage device in the list. The device becomes available in the remote desktop or application.

    When you connect a removable storage device, its name appears in the list. When you disconnect a removable storage device, its name is removed from the list.

    Stop sharing a specific folder or removable storage device

    Deselect the check box next to the name of the local folder or removable storage device in the list. The device is no longer available in the remote desktop or application.

  3. Tap OK to save your settings.

What to do next

Verify your changes from within the remote desktop or application.

  • From within a Windows remote desktop, open the This PC folder and look in the Devices and drives section, or open the Computer folder and look in the Other section. If you shared a folder or storage device, you should see the folder or device. Shared folders and storage devices use the naming format name on HorizonClient.

  • From a remote application, select File > Open or File > Save As, if applicable. If you shared a folder or storage device, you should be able to navigate to the folder or device. Shared folders and storage devices use the naming format name on HorizonClient.