Local File access for XenApp on a Mac

How to access local files from a Mac using XenApp.

When using Citrix, you can access your local hard drive to save files. This can be done by downloading Citrix Workspace, but does not work with the web client. Here is a guide on how to access files saved locally when using Citrix Workspace.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW WHERE YOU ARE SAVING YOUR FILES! THE DEFAULT LOCATION FOR XENAPP IS ON YOUR CAE FILESPACE. MAKING CHANGES TO THE DEFAULT LOCATION CAN RESULT IN SAVING ON THE XENAPP SERVER DESKTOP. THIS WILL RESULT IN THE LOSS OF YOUR FILES!

1. Make sure that Citrix Workspace is downloaded. (directions here: https://kb.wisc.edu/cae/page.php?id=34018).


2. From remote.engr.wisc.edu, select and open any app, ensuring that it opens in Citrix Workspace.


3. Once the app is open, open the "Citrix Viewer" menu in the top left, and select "Preferences..."
   
 


3. Click on "File Access," and select "Read and Write."

     
 
4. You should now be able to access local files from applications in Workspace.

5. To access/open files, click "File" on the top left, then "Open." 

Open File

6. This should now bring up a Windows-style file browser.  You should now see an icon for your computer's Hard drive. It should be listed as something like "Local Disk (C: on YourComputerName). Drive letter may be different depending on how your computer is set up.  If you don't see your computers Hard Drive listed, please click on "This PC".   DANGER: There is another Local Disc (C:), which we have "X'd" out in the screenshot. That is the drive on the XenApp server. DO NOT SAVE YOUR WORK THERE! It will most likely be lost forever if you do. We can't disable, rename or hide it and many students have lost their work by saving there. 

Local Files

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Keywords:xen app xenapp mac local file access save open citrix receiver workspace   Doc ID:35441
Owner:Dan S.Group:Computer-Aided Engineering
Created:2013-11-22 11:21 CSTUpdated:2021-07-12 08:27 CST
Sites:Computer-Aided Engineering
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