Redirect local devices, audio, and folders in Windows App


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Once you're connected to your devices and apps using Windows App, it's important to know how to use its features and configure settings. This article shows you how to redirect local devices in Windows App.

Here's a list of some of the devices and resources that can be redirected.

  • Printers
  • USB devices
  • Audio output
  • Smart cards
  • Clipboard
  • Microphones
  • Cameras


Before you can configure display settings, you need:

  • Windows App installed on your local device, or access to Windows App in a web browser, with at least one device or app added. To learn more, see Get started with Windows App

Redirection settings

Select a tab for the platform you're using.

You can't configure redirection settings in Windows App for Windows. Here's some information about how redirection works.

Redirect devices, audio, and clipboard

Your local devices and audio, such as webcams, speakers, and printers, can be available in your remote session. Your administrator configures whether your devices are available in the remote session and which ones. By default, local devices are redirected to a remote session.

Your can also use your local clipboard with your remote session where you can copy and paste text, images, and files. Your administrator configures whether you can use your clipboard and can also configure the direction in which you can copy. For example, you can copy from your local device and paste into your remote session, or copy from your remote session and paste into your local device. By default, clipboard redirection is enabled.

Drive redirection

You can access local drives in your remote session. You can't choose a drive or folder to redirect from your local device. Redirected drives appear as a network drive in File Explorer in your remote session. Your administrator configures drive redirection. By default, all fixed and removable local drives are redirected to a remote session.

Learn more about how to use Windows App: