By Brian Barnhart, IT Director
Have you ever been working from home and need to get a document to the Y:Drive or have a scanned document that you need to share with others? The only way to do this previously was to email yourself or visit an office with a flash/thumb drive.
Now you can share documents from home using Remote Desktop!
Follow the instructions below for PC and Mac users. For full instructions on how to use Remote Desktop use these links: Remote desktop from a Mac, Remote desktop from a PC
REMINDER: You should not keep confidential files on your home computer.
1. Open Microsoft Remote Desktop, highlight your Hale Kipa connection (probably already highlighted by default), and click Edit Icon in the toolbar.
2. Click the “Redirection” Icon in the toolbar.
3. Make sure “Enable folder redirection” is checked off.
4. Click the “+” sign in the bottom left corner.
5. Type in any name to recognize the drive (i.e. My Mac).
6. Click Path > Browse and browse to the folder or thumb drive you want to share with Remote desktop.
7. Click OK, then click the red X to save your settings.
8. Double click your connection or click “Start.”
9. Once Remote desktop opens up, Click the folder Icon at the bottom toolbar > Click “Computer” on the left-hand menu and you will see the drive you shared. It takes a couple seconds to populate.
10. You can then move files back and forth between your computer and remote desktop.
1. Open your Remote Desktop Connection.
2. Click the Option button in the bottom left corner.
3. Click the Local Resources Tab.
4. Click the More button at the bottom.
5. Expand “Drives” and check off which ever drives you want to share.
6. Click OK.
7. Click Connect.
8. Once Remote desktop opens up, Click the folder Icon at the bottom toolbar > Click “Computer” on the left-hand menu and you will see the drive you shared. It takes a couple seconds to populate.
9. You can then move files back and forth between your computer and remote desktop.