You can attach a detached persistent disk to another linked-clone desktop. Attaching a persistent disk makes the user settings and information in the disk available to the user of the other desktop.

You attach a detached persistent disk as a secondary disk on the selected linked-clone desktop. The new desktop user has access to the secondary disk and to the existing user information and settings on the desktop.

Verify that the selected desktop uses the same operating system as the linked clone in which the persistent disk was created.


In View Administrator, click Inventory > Persistent disks.


Click the Detached tab.


Select the persistent disk.


Click Attach.


Select a linked-clone desktop to which to attach the persistent disk.


Select Attach as a secondary disk.


Click Finish.

Make sure that the user of the linked-clone desktop has sufficient privileges to use the attached secondary disk. For example, if the original user had certain access permissions on the persistent disk, and the persistent disk is attached as drive D on the new desktop, the new desktop user must have the original user's access permissions on drive D.

Log in to the desktop's guest operating system as an administrator and assign appropriate privileges to the new desktop user.