RDS-WebAccess


HTML5 Client: Using File Transfer

Use the top menu for file transfer: Screenshot 0

Unlike real RDP session the browsers do not allow to access the hard drives directly, the file transfer is emulated.

The sub-folder of gateway gets mounted as a WebFile device into your RDP session. Inside the RDP session you can access it via Explorer by clicking on "WebFile" or call "\tsclient\WebFile" directly:

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There are three different ways to transfer a file:

  • From the local computer to the server:

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  • From the server to the local computer:

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  • The file manager which enables you to transfer files from the local computer to the server, with an history of the transferred files:

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On the browser side the files are showed inside the browser's list menu. It can be opened via action menu or with Shift + F12.

  • When you copy files with Explorer into the WebFile folder, this triggers automatically the event about the creation of a new file in the WebFile folder and the browser menu opens/refreshes automatically to show the new file:

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When using a custom folder, make sure this folder exists on client and server sides. You can set the upload/download destination folder on the Web Portal preferences tile on the web tab of the Admin Tool:

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If you want to avoid this behavior, set the following line on the setting.js file which path is by default: C:\Program Files (x86)\RDS-WebAccess\Clients\www\software\html5\settings.js :

dropboxonnewfile = 0;

Additionally you can set:

sharedfolder = "yes";

to show shared folder and share your files with other users (disabled by default).

If you do not have a file named "settings.js" in the "C:\Program Files (x86)\RDS-WebAccess\Clients\www\software\html5" folder, then your RDS-WebAccess version is older and this documentation does not apply. Please update your system first or contact support.


  • By default, explorer is used to transfer files. You can also directly download your files from server to client by checking the "use RDS-WebAccess GUI", and copy any files into the webfile folder:

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