Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service

Client folder redirection

Client folder redirection changes the way client-side files are accessible on the host-side session. If you enable only client drive mapping on the server, client-side full volumes are automatically mapped as Universal Naming Convention (UNC) links to the sessions. When you enable client folder redirection on the server and the user configures it on the user device, the portion of the local volume specified by the user is redirected.

Only the user-specified folders appear as UNC links inside sessions. That is, instead of the complete file system on the user device. If you disable UNC links through the registry, client folders appear as mapped drives inside the session.

Client folder redirection is supported on Windows Single-session OS machines only.

Client folder redirection for an external USB drive is not saved on detaching and reattaching the device.

Enable client folder direction on the server. Then, on the client device, specify which folders to redirect. The application you use to specify the client folder options is included with the Citrix Workspace app supplied with this release.

Requirements:

For servers:

  • Windows Server 2019, Standard and Datacenter Editions
  • Windows Server 2016, Standard and Datacenter Editions
  • Windows Server 2012 R2, Standard and Datacenter Editions

For clients:

  • Windows 10, 32-bit and 64-bit editions (minimum version 1607)
  • Windows 8.1, 32-bit and 64-bit editions (including Embedded edition)
  • Windows 7, 32-bit and 64-bit editions (including Embedded edition)

To enable client folder redirection on the server, see Client folder redirection in the list of features managed through the registry.

On the user device, specify which folders to redirect:

  1. Ensure that the latest version of Citrix Workspace app is installed.
  2. From the Citrix Workspace app installation directory, start CtxCFRUI.exe.
  3. Choose the Custom radio button and add, edit, or remove folders.
  4. Disconnect and reconnect your sessions for the setting to take effect.
Client folder redirection