Access Local Drives over Remote Desktop Connection

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It’s possible to access your local drives over a Remote Desktop Connection by enabling a setting which is disabled by default. First open the RDC client and click the Show Options button at the bottom. Go to the Local Resources tab and then the More… button in the Local devices and resources section:

RDC - Options

In the local devices and resources window, expand the Drives tree and select the local drives you would like to have access to.

Local devices and resources

Now you can open a connection and access the drive like any other. Below is a screenshot of a local drive labeled C on ‘Computer Name’ in Windows Explorer.

Windows Explorer in the RDC session

Category: Operating Systems, Windows

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  1. Chris peterson says:

    Good article. IP Address is used by RDP client to establish remote connection between computers on same network. For accessing computers on different networks, remote support tools such as logmein, gosupportnow, GoToMyPC, remote support appliances from RHUB http://www.rhubcom.com etc. needs to be used.

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