I know we prefer people to work on the RDS as much as possible, but occasionally there can be a need for them to work locally. This has previously been a bit tricky on a mac, because you can’t easily copy files from the RDS to a mac or vice versa. The slightly faffy workaround has been to use the FTP site, but there is an easier way, which involves creating a shared folder. Here are some instructions if you have any mac users that might need to do this:
- Create a folder somewhere on your mac’s hard drive that you would like to put work files in (e.g. a folder on your desktop called ‘Work stuff’).
- Follow the instructions in the top-rated answer on this website: http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/7949/how-can-i-copy-files-from-my-mac-to-pc-via-microsoft-remote-desktop (the one from Dan King).
- Log into the RDS.
- Open ‘This PC’ and you should see an icon called something like ‘Work stuff on Beckys-iMac’.
- Right-click on this icon to create a shortcut that you can save to your RDS desktop.
- You should now be able to put files in this folder from either the RDS or your mac and have them available on both.