Mounting a Cloud Drive
 

You might want to add a cloud drive to your Apporto desktop to make saving and loading files easier. You can now do this easily, then simply remove (unmount) the cloud drive when you are finished working in Apporto.

 

Google Drive and One Drive are now both supported.

 

This short guide will show you step by step how to:

 

Work with Cloud Storage

 

 Run Cloud Setup Wizard

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

Click the Apps icon in the Navigation panel.

The ‘Apps’ screen displays.

Cloud storage can be accessed only via the Apporto Full Desktop.

Click Launch

The ‘Apporto Desktop’ displays.

Double click the ApportoCloudDrive launcher.

The ‘wizard’ launches.

Select the cloud drive you want to connect to (Google Drive Or OneDrive).

If you need to connect to both, you can start with one and connect to the other one as a second step.

The ‘Connection Dialog’ displays.

Optionally overwrite the Site Name if required, and select the Connect at login/startup option.

Click Connect Now

 

Enter Drive Credentials

 

Follow the on-screen prompts to enter your credentials and authorize ApportoCloudDrive access.

If you have two-factor authentication (2FA) turned on for your cloud drive ensure you have your mobile phone handy when completing this step, and select the ‘do not ask again on this computer’ checkbox.

 

Access the Added Cloud Drive

 

Open a file explorer and then “This PC”, you will see a mounted drive in the left pane.

 

Work with Cloud Drive Files

 

Now you can open files directly from the cloud drive by double-clicking them or you can drag files from the cloud drive to your virtual desktop.

 

Note you will not be able to open files that do not have corresponding applications installed on the server – for instance you will not be able to open SPSS files – since SPSS is not installed on the server. But you should be able to open Office files.

 

Unmount Cloud Drive

 

When finished, you will want to unmount your drive:

To unmount the drive, open the cloud drive UI using the desktop Icon and then click Remove