Installing CTERA Drive Connect
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Installing CTERA Drive Connect

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Article Summary

Download CTERA Drive Connect from CTERA. The download is free from the download center.

Note

You will need to restart the PC after installing CTERA Drive Connect.

Windows

  1. Install CTERA Drive Connect on a Windows platform by double-clicking the downloaded file to run the installation wizard.
  2. Follow the installation wizard instructions.

macOS

  1. Install CTERA Drive Connect on a macOS platform by moving the application package to the Applications directory on your computer.
  2. In Finder, double-click the package to run the installation wizard.
  3. Follow the installation wizard instructions.
    Note

    If prompted, enter your password and click Install Software.

    CTERA Drive Connect is installed. It is added as an extension. Extensions is located under Others in System Settings > Privacy & Security.
  4. In Finder select Desktop and then choose View > Show View Options from the menu bar.
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    Notes

    If Desktop is not displayed, in Finder Settings > Sidebar check the Desktop option.

    The display can be different, dependent on your version and starting point.

  5. Clear the Show icon preview option.
    Depending on your Mac version, clearing Show icon preview also disables Calculate all sizes.
  6. Click Use as Defaults and close the window.
  7. In System Settings > Siri & Spotlight click Spotlight Privacy.
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    The Privacy window is displayed.
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  8. Click +.
  9. In Finder choose Go > Go to Folder in the menu bar.
  10. Search for ~/Library/Group Containers
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  11. Click the link to display the directory.
  12. Drag KD9X6Y7KA2.com.ctera to the Privacy window.
  13. Click Done.
Note

If you have previously installed CTERA Drive Connect and created bookmarks, you must delete these bookmarks and then recreate them.


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