This article reviews how Workspace virtual applications work with files.  You can open and save files from Workspace to and from your student P: drive, K: drive or using OneDrive .

**Note to access your local C drive when using Workspace, you must have installed the Horizon client: Accessing Workspace virtual applications-Off Campus/Personal Device

Working with local files (C: drive) using Workspace

In order to access your local drives using Workspace applications you must install the Horizon client (see the above link).

Go to, select your name at the top right corner then choose Account and under Horizon Remote Apps be sure Horizon Client is selected.


Then when you open any program in Workspace (Word, Excel, IDEA, etc), the VM Horizon Client will prompt you to allow sharing of local files. Click Allow.
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If the user has not allowed access to their local drive it will not show as the Z drive in the client or may give an error. 

To resolve on a Mac, with the VMware client open, choose the client then Preferences from the top left and under Drive Sharing check the box to Allow access to your drive. 

On windows right click the VMware icon in the taskbar and go to Settings then choose Drive & Folder Sharing and turn the slider green to Share your local files.

Once correct, you'll be able to open and save files from your Windows or Mac device. For example, in Microsoft Word, under Open click Browse.
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Browse using the File Explorer option to find and open the drive labeled with your username and \\tsclient (Z:); this is your local computer C: drive. 

You can also browse to your OneDrive if you have configured OneDrive in workspace.  See Using OneDrive in Workspace for more information.  

Working with SU network drives (K: or P: drive) using Workspace

You can view your SU drives including your P: drive and K: drive via by using the browser or the client.  

Login to and open any application that would allow access to save or open a document (Word, Excel, Access, etc).

From the application of your choice (Word/Excel/etc) select File>Open then browse to view the File Explorer. 

You will see your Student P: drive as well as your Courses K: drive.  

You can also view your OneDrive but this option must be configured first for use.  Please see the instructions here: Using OneDrive in Workspace.

Working with a USB or Flash drive using Workspace

If you have a USB drive attached to your computer, you will be able to access those files as well. On a Mac, under Network, it will show up as a separate entry: \\tsclient\<drivename> where drivename is the name of the USB drive, in this case MULTIBOOT. Under This PC, it shows up as a mapped drive with the name of the USB drive: <drivename> (\\tsclient) (<driveletter>), such as MULTIBOOT (\\tsclient) (Y:).

On a Windows PC, under Network it shows up as \\tsclient\<USBdriveletter> where USBdriveletter is the drive letter assigned by your computer to the USB drive, which in this case is the D drive. Under This PC, it shows up as a mapped drive with the letter of the USB drive: <USBdriveletter> (\\tsclient) (<driveletter>, such as D (\\tsclient) (Y:).

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