Accessing Local Files Using Remote Desktop

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This tutorial will show you how to mount local computer resources, such as Drives and Printers, on a machine using Remote Desktop.

Opening Remote Desktop Connection

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Open up the Remote Desktop Connection, usually found in Start > All Programs > Accessories. Click on the Options button.

Configuring Local Resources

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Click on the Local Resources tab.

Configuring Local Devices and Resources

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If you would like to share your printers with the remote machine, click the Printers checkbox. Click the More button to open up drive options.

Configuring Shared Drives

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Click the checkboxes for the drives you want to share with the remote machine. In this example we are sharing the C: drive. Click OK then click Connect to connect to your remote machine.

Accessing Share Drives on Remote Host

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After connecting to the remote machine, open up My Computer. The drives you have shared will be available as "<Letter> on <Local Machine>". They are also available as \tsclient<Letter>$ .

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