Uploading files to your virtual workstation - Amazon Nimble Studio

Uploading files to your virtual workstation

This tutorial is for artists who want to upload files to their virtual workstations. For information about how admins can enable uploads to virtual workstations, see Setting up Linux home directories.

If uploads are enabled in your launch profile, you can upload files from your local computer to your remote workstation to streamline your workflow. You can upload things like files defining Maya hotkeys and preferences, a new version of a python script to add panels to Blender, and a folder full of Photoshop brushes. You can only upload to the location designated by your launch profile.

Upload files to your virtual workstation

Note

If you launch a virtual workstation using NICE DCV, you must use DCV server version 2021.2.11445 or later.

  1. Make sure that you have a streaming session running. If you don’t have a streaming session running, follow the Setting up Linux home directories tutorial.

  2. Open the file storage window.

    1. If you launched your workstations using the macOS desktop client for DCV, select Connection → File Storage from the DCV Viewer menu.

      
                        The DCV Viewer page shows a menu bar with the Connection dropdown
                           open
    2. If you launched your workstations using the Windows desktop client for DCV, select the Storage button in the upper-left corner of the page.

      
                        DCV Viewer page screenshot shows an arrow pointing to a square. The
                           square contains a cloud icon with a downward arrow.
    3. If you launched your workstation using a browser, select the Storage button in the upper-left corner.

      
                        A browser shows an arrow pointing to a square in the upper-left
                           corner. The square contains a cloud icon with a downward arrow.
  3. Select the Upload File button.

    
                  File Storage window with an arrow pointing to a square in the upper-right
                     corner. The square contains an upload file icon with an upward arrow.
  4. Select the file that you want to upload to your workstation. Choose Open.

    
                  A file search window at the home directory
  5. When the file appears in the File Storage window, it has been uploaded to the default storage location.

    1. For Linux, the default location is $HOME/Downloads unless otherwise specified by the launch profile.

    2. For Windows the default location is %HOMEPATH%\Downloads unless otherwise specified by the launch profile.

  6. To find your upload locations, select your launch profile in the portal. Next, choose the information icon (i) in the upper-right corner.

    1. In the information pane on the right, the default locations are titled Linux upload location and Windows upload location.

      
                        The Nimble Studio portal. An arrow points to the information icon in the
                           upper-right corner. Another arrow points to the right navigation pane
                           where the upload locations are listed.

Once your files are uploaded to the workstation, you can move them wherever you want to. If you can’t move your files, contact your administrator and have them change the upload location to something you have access to.

If your session stops before your files finish uploading, the files won’t be uploaded to your workstation.

If you’re using a Linux workstation and the files you’ve uploaded don’t persist after a session, contact your administrator and have them attach the LinuxHome studio component to your launch profile using the instructions in the Setting up Linux home directories tutorial.