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  • Last updated: Dec. 14, 2019, 5:11 p.m.

How to Connect a Local Drive/Directory to Your Cloud Desktop

You can share a local directory with your AccountEdge Hosted cloud desktop user login.

Windows Users

The following video covers setting up your connection as well as sharing a local directory.

Sharing a Local Directory

If you would like to connect a local drive to your cloud desktop so that you can access files that are on your local PC, open the Remote Desktop Connection application by searching for Remote Desktop Connection., click Show Options and then click on the Local Resources tab. Next on the bottom click the More button under Local Devices and resources. Expand the Drives section and choose the drive that you would like the connect to your cloud desktop. This can be your C:/ drive, a user directory or an attached storage device.

Once set up and you are within your cloud desktop, open the File Explorer and click on This PC on the left navigation. Under Devices and Drives you should see your connected drive. You may need to sign out and back in to your virtual desktop in order to see the connected shared folder.

This is not intended to be used to access your accounting file located on your local PC. Your company file is REQUIRED to be in the virtual computer. Connecting and opening a file from your local PC can result in corruption of your file.

Mac Users

Open the Microsoft Remote Desktop application, click the edit icon on your remote desktop connection and click the Folders tab.

The following video covers setting up your connection to your cloud desktop using Microsoft Remote Desktop.

Setting up Your AccountEdge Hosted Connection

Click the + button and choose the folder you wish to share. After connecting to your cloud desktop, open the File Explorer and choose This PC on the left navigation. You should see your local Mac directory. You may need to sign out and back in to your cloud desktop in order to see the connected shared folder.

This is not intended to be used to access your accounting file located on your local PC. Your company file is REQUIRED to be in the virtual computer. Connecting and opening a file from your local PC can result in corruption of your file.