If you use the Remote Desktop service you may wish to work with files on your local computer or to transfer files between the remote service and your local computer. This short article provides a step by step guide on how to switch on this feature.
Note that some remote desktop services may, for security reasons, not permit you to use this feature even if you switch it on at your computer.
How you change the settings for your Remote Desktop connection may vary slightly depending on the Remote Desktop application you are using and how it is configured.
You will now be editing the settings for the connection and a series of tabs will now be shown, click the Local Resources tab.
The Local Resources tab is where we can change various aspects about what your local computer provides to the remote desktop for example, any printers, your speakers etc.
To change the ability to see your local drives, click the "More..." button (see below).
We can now decide which local resources will be offered to your Remote Desktop session. To make the local drives available, tick the Drives box (1) and then click the OK (2) button.
To save the settings for future session, click the General Tab (1) and then click the Save button (2). If you wish to connect at this stage, click the Connect button (3).
Once connected you should now see your local drives appear whenever you browse to open or save files or use Windows Explorer to navigate around.
Some things to note about working with local drives in a Remote Desktop session:
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