You can turn on the ability to open local files in published applications directly from the local file system.
With this feature, the Open with menu on the client system lists the available published applications when you right-click a local file.
You can also set files to be opened automatically in published applications when you double-click the file. With this feature, all files on your local file system that have certain file extensions are registered with the server that you are logged in to. For example, if Microsoft Word is a published application on the server, you can right-click a .docx file on your local file system and open the file with the Microsoft Word published application.
To open local files in published applications, a Horizon administrator must install the client drive redirection feature in Horizon Agent. The client drive redirection feature is installed by default. For more information, see the Configuring Remote Desktop Features in Horizon document.
You can hide the client drive redirection feature in Horizon Client by enabling a group policy setting. For more information, see Disable sharing files and folders in Using Group Policy Settings to Configure Horizon Client.
- Connect to a server.
- Open the Settings dialog box and display the Applications panel.
Option Description From the desktop and application selector window
Right-click a remote desktop or published application icon, select Settings, and select Applications in the left panel of the window that appears.
From the system tray icon context menu when you connect to a remote desktop or published application Click thelink in the dialog box. From within a remote desktop
Select Applications in the left panel of the window that appears.from the menu bar in the remote desktop and select
- Select the Open local files in hosted applications check box.
When this option is enabled, you can right-click a file in your local file system and select to open the file in a published application. You can also change the properties of the file so that all files with that file extension are opened with the published application by default, such as when you double-click the file. For example, you can right-click a file, select Properties, and click Change to select the published application to open files of that type.