Remote Desktop Local Resources
Posted by Erin Bard on 19 October 2017 03:29 PM

This guide will show you how to setup your vStation connection so that you can access your local computer drives (your C: drive for instance) from within vStation. This will allow you to easily and securely transfer files from your local computer to vStation, or vice versa. This guide applies to vStation, vStationAS, and any other remote desktop connections you may use.


Step 1. Open up the Remote Desktop Connection software and click "Show Options".


Step 2. Switch to the "Local Resources" tab at the top, then press "More..." under the "Local devices and resources" section.


Step 3. In the new window that opens, expand the list of drives.


Step 4. Check the box next to the drive you want to access from your local computer while you are logged into vStation. In most cases this will be your C: drive.


Step 5. Click "OK" then switch back to the "General" tab. On the "General" tab you can choose to "Save" these vStation connection settings if you want or you can immediately connect to vStation.

If you press "Save" or "Save As", a file will be created that will act like a shortcut for vStation. You can place it on your desktop and double-click on it to start up vStation with your saved settings.


Step 6. Once you have connected to vStation, open up the file viewer (this is called "Windows Explorer"). 


Step 7. Now notice that a new drive has appeared: your local computer drive ("C: on [your computer's name]"). You can open this up and browse it as you normally would. Copying files between the local C: drive and the "C: on [your computer]" will transfer the files from your computer to vStation or vice versa.

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