With the file transfer feature, you can transfer files between the client system and a remote desktop or published application.

A Horizon administrator can configure the ability to allow, disallow, or allow in one direction only, the transfer of files. The default is upload only.

This feature has the following limitations.

  • You can download files up to 500 MB and upload files up to 2 GB.
  • For 32-bit Internet Explorer 11, downloading a file larger than 300 MB might not work. To resolve the issue, run Internet Explorer 11 in 64-bit mode.
  • You cannot download or upload folders or files that have a size of zero.
  • Safari on iOS, and Safari 8, do not support upload or download. Safari 9 and later do not support download.
  • If a file transfer is in progress in a remote session and you open a connection to a second remote session, and if a security warning appears, if you ignore the warning and continue to connect to the second remote session the file transfer in the first session aborts.
  • If you upload a file with Internet Explorer 11, or with Chrome on a Chromebook, if you drag and drop folders, files of zero size, or files that are larger than 2 GB, you receive an error message as expected. After you dismiss the error message, you can no longer drag and drop files that can be transferred.
  • You cannot use this feature with Linux remote desktops or Android devices.