Product Documentation

Client folder redirection

Jan 29, 2016
For client folder redirection to be enabled and configured, you enable it on the server and the user, on the user device, specifies the folders to be redirected. The user application to specify the client folder options is installed as part of the version of the Citrix Receiver supplied with this release.
Important: Client folder redirection is supported on Windows Desktop Machines only.

Client folder redirection changes the way client-side files are accessible on the host-side session. When you enable only client drive mapping on the server, client-side full volumes are automatically mapped to the sessions as Universal Naming Convention (UNC) links. 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 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 Desktop Machines only.

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

System requirements

Server platforms supported for client folder redirection:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)

Client platforms supported for client folder redirection with the latest Citrix Receiver:

  • Windows XP (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)

To enable client folder redirection on the server side

Caution: Editing the registry incorrectly can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Citrix cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editor can be solved. Use Registry Editor at your own risk. Be sure to back up the registry before you edit it.
  1. Create a key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Citrix\Client Folder Redirection
  2. Create a REG_DWORD value.
    • Name: CFROnlyModeAvailable
    • Type: REG_DWORD
    • Data: Set it to 1

To configure client folder redirection on the client side

Make sure you have the most recent version of Citrix Receiver installed.

  1. Start CtxCFRUI.exe from the Receiver installation directory.
  2. Select the Custom radio button and add, edit, or remove folders.
  3. Disconnect and reconnect your sessions for the setting to take effect.