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Last Updated: 11/11/2015

Using files from your Mac in Database

Important Update

As of November 2015, we released a new way of connecting to our Mac Server. The below pertains to our former Mac Solution. If you've not already, we recommend transitioning to our new solution instead. Please find transition instructions at http://help.elexio.com/database/mac/overview. 

To use files from your Mac in Database, you must have them saved to a drive that Remote Desktop Connection can recognize. You want to make sure that Remote Desktop Connection is setup to recognize your system's Public Folder and that you are saving your files there. If you do not have any drives set up in RDC preferences, you will not be able to use files from your Mac. Follow the instructions below to check / modify your Remote Desktop Connection Drive settings:

  1. Open Elexio Database
  2. Move your cursor to the top of the screen until the RDC menu drops down
  3. Go to RDC > Preferences > Drives
  4. Select "Other Folders..." in the drop- down menu
  5. When the browser window appears, find your system's Public Folder. You can do a system search for "Public". It is the folder with the icon of a person walking on it.
  6. When you have found and selected it, go back up to the RDC menu and go to File > Save to save your changes.
  7. Close Database
  8. The next time you  want to find a file for use in Database, the Public Folder should be an option. When the Browse dialog box appears, click on "Computer" in the left menu and it should expand revealing your system's Public Folder as an option. 
  9. Now, all you have to do is start saving your Database files there. If you don't know where it is, just do a system search for "Public" to find it. Note: it may be helpful to create an alias for it on your desktop or in your dock for easier access in the future.
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