Product Documentation

Client folder redirection

May 01, 2013

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.

Important: Client folder redirection is supported on Windows Desktop Machines only.

System requirements

Server platforms supported for client folder redirection:

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