HOW TO Microsoft Windows 8 / 8.1

HOW TO gain access to local drives in RDP

Often when you are connected to a computer in a Remote Desktop Connection (RDP) you need to have access to your local drives or local files.

HOW TO gain access to local drives in RDP?

  1. Click Start, point to All Programs (or Programs), point to Accessories, point to Communications, and then click Remote Desktop Connection.
    Remote Desktop Connection
  2. Click Show Options and then click the Local Resources tab.
  3. Click More under Local devices and resources.
    Remote Desktop Connection - Local Resources
  4. Select the check box next to Drives (you could select some drives clicking the plus sign to show detail data) then click OK.
    Remote Desktop Connection - Choose local devices and resources
  5. Click the General tab, Type the name of the Computer and the Username (with format Domain\Username) and then click Connect.
  6. Type your Password and then click OK.

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