You can configure Horizon Client to share local storage, including local folders and removable storage devices, with a remote desktop or application. This feature is called client drive redirection.

About this task

The first time you launch Horizon Client, Horizon Client prompts you to select a folder to use with the client drive redirection feature.

In a Windows remote desktop or remote application, the folder or storage device that you select appears in the Devices and drives section in the This PC folder, or in the Other section in the Computer folder. The folder or storage device uses the naming format sdcard on HorizonClient.

You can change the folder to use with the client drive redirection feature in Horizon Client at any time. See Change the Folder for Client Drive Redirection.

Prerequisites

  • Verify that you have Horizon Client 4.0 or later.

  • Enable the client drive redirection feature. This task includes installing View Agent 6.1.1 or later, or Horizon Agent 7.0 or later, and enabling the agent Client Drive Redirection option. It can also include setting policies or registry settings to control client drive redirection behavior. For more information, see Setting Up Desktop and Application Pools in View.

  • 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.

Procedure

  1. Open the Unity Touch sidebar, tap the Settings (gear) icon, and tap General settings.
  2. Configure the Local Storage Redirection setting.

    Option

    Action

    Share local storage with the remote desktop or application

    Select the Local Storage Redirection check box. This setting is enabled by default.

    Stop sharing local storage with the remote desktop or application

    Deselect the Local Storage Redirection check box.

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 enabled the Local Storage Redirection setting, you should see sdcard on HorizonClient.

  • From a remote application, select File > Open or File > Save As, if applicable. If you enabled the Local Storage Redirection setting, you should be able to navigate to sdcard on HorizonClient.