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Mounting a USB Device

If you need to access USB devices, such as thumb drives or printers, from Apporto you can do so by mounting the USB device to the Apporto cloud desktop.  Please note:

  • This feature is available only for Windows OS. 
  • A good wifi connection (low latency) is recommended.
  • Virtual Reality devices, Arduino boards, and WACOM tablets are not yet supported.


Connect to a USB Device from Apporto

Launch an Apporto App or Desktop

Using your preferred web browser, navigate to the URL for your Apporto system, for example, “”, and log in to the system using your credentials.

Click the App Store    icon in the Navigation panel.

The ‘App Store’ screen displays.


Click Launch

The ‘Apporto Desktop’ opens in a new browser tab.

Connect USB Device to local PC

Connect the physical USB device to your local Windows PC.

Mount USB Device to Apporto

Go back to the Apporto cloud desktop.

Click the gear icon  in the top menu bar to open the Settings menu.

Click USB accessible 


Select the desired USB device from the dropdown menu.


Click Mount

The USB status will change to ‘Mounted’ and the device will be accessible from the Apporto cloud desktop (e.g. an icon will appear on the desktop).

Use USB Device

Double click on the relevant desktop icon to open the USB application.

You may begin working with the device (e.g. accessing files from a thumb drive, printing, etc.).   

Unmount USB Device

When you are finished working with the USB, you may unmount it from Apporto.

Click the gear icon  in the top menu bar to open the Settings menu.

Click USB accessible

Click Unmount