create linked service to local filesystem

arkiboys 9,686 Reputation points

How is it possible to create a connection to the files in my local directory.
I know this is to be done in ADF - linked services and I should select the Type: File System I believe but not sure for the other options such as "Connect via integration runtime" ?
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  1. Nandan Hegde 31,026 Reputation points MVP

    It is possible to connect to your local file system via ADF.
    For that you need to :

    1. Install an Integration run time in your local system :

    2) Once the IR is set up in the local system, create a linked service in ADF v2 of type File system:
    and use the Integration runtime which you have created rather than AutoResolveIR :

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  1. Vaibhav Chaudhari 38,681 Reputation points

    Yes, you have to install self hosted IR in your local machine. Once it is installed, you select that IR in linked service and connect to it.

    This is mentioned in prerequisite in below document. Also scroll little down in same, you will see how to provide paths to local folders/files

    How to install IR -


    Please don't forget to Accept Answer and Up-vote if the response helped -- Vaibhav

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