VMware Horizon Client Install Guide & Access to Local Computer Files
Before you can access your files on your local drive you will need to download “VMware Horizon Client” for your device.
Please visit https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/info/slug/desktop_end_user_computing/vmware_horizon_clients/5_0
Download the correct file for your device “VMware Horizon Client for Windows/VMware Horizon Client for Mac”
NOTE: DO NOT download: “VMware Horizon Client for Windows 10 UWP”
Once you have installed VMware for your device you will have to connect VMware to the University provided software
Please click on “+ New Server” and type “vdi.nebraska.edu” when asked for the information
Upon connecting to the server please double-click on the cloud in order to access the software provided. A pop-up will appear and ask you to provide your canvas credentials
NOTE: Make sure “Domain” says “UNL-AD”
WINDOWS: Upon successfully logging-in, you will come to this screen. Go ahead and click on the gear icon on the top right-hand side:
WINDOWS: Please click on “sharing” on the left-hand side of the panel
From here you will want to check all the boxes
If there is a specific directory which you would like retrieve files from, click on “Add” and select your destination which your files are located.
Mac: Upon successfully logging-in, you will come to this screen. However, you will have to click on VMware in the top-left and then select preferences:
Please click on the “sharing” tab and check all the boxes as well.
You may be presented with a sharing pop-up click “Allow”
Upon sharing your destination, you should be able to run the program which you need to
When accessing the files within your software you should see this “Z:” drive. If you see this drive you have successfully shared your files.
NOTE: You may have to restart VMware a couple of times for this to show up on both WINDOWS/Mac.
NOTE: If you’re plugging in a FLASHDRIVE, make sure it’s plugged in BEFORE launching VMware