Saving & Opening Documents in VirtualApps for Windows Devices

When running a program through VirtualApps, saving your files works differently than a program on your local computer.

Helpful Tips
  • When using a public machine (library or computer lab) be sure to save to the local hard drive and then to google drive or email the document to yourself. Public machines automatically clear all unique user data at the next reboot. Therefore, if the public computer reboots, all locally stored user data will be deleted.
  • Save often! In the event you lose network connectivity you need to be sure you have your work saved to a file source.

Saving Documents for VirtualApps on Windows Devices

Saving to your local hard drive

To save your work to your local hard drive, choose "Local Disk (C: on 'Client')" then browse to the location you wish to save the document.  Typically this will be under X:\users\profilename\documents.

To save your work to your local hard drive, choose "Local Disk (C: on 'Client')" then browse to the location you wish to save the document.  Typically this will be under X:\users\profilename\documents.

If you save a file from a program running in VirtualApps for software that you do not have installed on the computer that you are using it on, the only way you will be able to open and edit that file is by opening the application through Virtualapps again.

Saving to a flash drive

If you want to save directly to a USB flash drive, you must plug the device in prior to logging in on the VirtualApps Web Interface page and make note of what drive letter is assigned to this device since this may vary on each machine.  In the example below, the drive letter assigned was E:.

If you plug it in after logging in, VirtualApps will not recognize the device.

To save your work to a flash drive, choose "E$ on 'Client' (F:)"

To save your work to a flash drive, choose "E$ on 'Client' (F:)"

Opening Documents for VirtualApps on a PC

Opening documents on your network storage

To open work saved on your network storage, choose "username on 'homedir.elon.edu'(U:)"

To open work saved on your network storage, choose "username on 'homedir.elon.edu'(U:)"

Opening documents on your local hard drive

To open documents on your local hard drive, choose "Local Disk (C on 'Client')" then browse to the location where the document is saved.  Typically this will be under X:\users\profilename\documents.

To open documents on your local hard drive, choose "Local Disk (C on 'Client')" then browse to the location where the document is saved.  Typically this will be under X:\users\profilename\documents.

Helpful Tips
  • When using a public machine (library or computer lab) be sure to save to external media (external hard drive or flash drive) or to your network storage space. Public machines automatically clear all unique user data at the next reboot. Therefore, if the public machine reboots, all locally stored data will be deleted.
  • Save often! In the event you lose network connectivity you need to be sure you have your work saved to a file source.

Opening documents on your flash drive

If you want to open documents from a USB flash drive, you must plug the device in prior to logging in on the VirtualApps Web Interface page and make note of what drive letter is assigned to this device since this may vary on each machine.  In the example below, the drive letter assigned was E:.  If you plug it in after logging in, VirtualApps will not recognize the device.
To open your work from a flash drive, choose "E: on 'Client' (F:)"

To open your work from a flash drive, choose "E: on 'Client' (F:)"

If you have issues opening documents from your flash drive, save the document to your local hard drive and follow the directions under "Opening documents on your local hard drive"

Opening documents from a CD or DVD

Data cannot be opened directly from CDs or DVDs. Follow the steps below.

  1. Locate the data on your hard drive
  2. Copy the data to a folder on your desktop
  3. Follow the instruction for opening documents on your hard drive (above).

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Article ID: 76129
Created
Tue 4/16/19 9:04 AM
Modified
Wed 6/3/20 9:31 AM
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