After a user logs off of a Remote Computer Lab (RCL) computer, the computer is deleted and all the data with it. Because of this, you need to save your files off the computer before logging off. Please utilize one of the following options to save your data. Important: Do not save any files to the remote computer itself! This will result in data loss!

 

Save Files to Your Personal Computer

When logging into a RCL computer, you'll be asked if you'd like to share your removable storage and local files. Click Allow. This will allow you to save your files directly to your personal computer.  

 

When logged into the RCL computer, you'll see a Network Drive (Z:) network location when clicking on the This PC link, which will allow you to save your files directly to your personal computer.

Important: If you do not see a Z: drive or clicked Deny on the window above, you can connect the drive.  To do so:

1) From within the VMware Horizon Client software, click the gear icon on the top right corner of the screen to open the settings window.

2) Click the Sharing tab. Click the Add button and then select the C: on your computer and click OK.

 

 

3) The drive will then map and show up as the Z: drive.

 

Box

Box is a cloud storage system that lets you save files to the cloud so that they can be used on an internet enabled device. On the RCL computer, you can log into Box with your MSUB email address and password at https://msubillings.box.com.

Visit our information page about using Box to learn more about the benefits of using Box.

 

Microsoft OneDrive

Microsoft OneDrive is a cloud storage system that lets you save files to the cloud so that they can be used on an internet enabled device. On each RCL computer, OneDrive is installed. OneDrive allows you to save your files in a local folder and automatically have them sync to OneDrive online. To use OneDrive:

1) Open OpenDrive for Business from the start menu.

2) In the library URL text box enter https://montanaedu-my.sharepoint.com/personal/FirstName_LastName_msubillings_edu/_layouts/15/onedrive.aspx replacing the FirstName and LastName variables with your first and last name. If your MSUB email address has a number after your last name, add it as well. Then click the Sync Now button.

3) When prompted, enter your MSUB email address and click the Next button.

 

4) Click the "Work or school account" button.

 

5) Enter your password and click Sign In.

6) Click OK on the "Stay signed in to all your apps" screen.

7) Click Done on the "You're all set!" screen.

8) On the "Your files are syncing..." screen click the Show my files button.

By repeating this process each time you log into a RCL computer, you'll be able to access your files via OneDrive. 

 

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