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Enabling local drives in remote MacOS sessions

For instructions on connectiong local drives in Windows, click here.

Connecting MacOS to Windows, follow these steps:

  1. Get a RDP connection file from the Labs Remote Desktop main siite if you haven't already:
  2. From the Finder, select Go -> Applications:
  3. Open Microsoft Remote Desktop: (get it here if it's not already installed)
  4. From the Finder, select Go -> Downloads (or select it from the left pane of Apps)
  5. Drag and drop the downloaded RDP file into the Microsoft Remote Desktop app:
  6. Click the "Edit" pencil icon:
  7. Click the Folders button, check Redirect folders then click the + to add folders:
  8. Select the folders you want redirected, and click Open (in this case, Documents and all subfolders)
  9. Verify the folders you selected are in the list for remote access:
  10. Double-click the saved RDP session and authenticate as normal:
  11. Use the redirected folders through My Computer: