Answered By: Jason Welborn
Last Updated: Mar 02, 2017     Views: 168

Students who have received authorization to access the SAS or SPSS via Citrix Receiver, can access these applications from any web browser on any personal device. When using SAS or SPSS via Citrix, by default your files will be saved to your network drive ("Z drive"). We recommend keeping your files in this default location so that you can access them from any device

There may be occasions, however, when you need to open a file that you have saved locally on your computer's hard drive (e.g. from your Documents, Downloads or Desktop folders). The steps below will work in most browsers like Chrome, Safari or Firefox. At this time, however, it is not possible to access your local drives/files using the Microsoft Edge browser.  

1. Open a web browser and go to

2. Enter your Buffalo State network credentials (i.e. your Blackboard username and password), and click Log On

Please Note If you are using Chrome, you may need to click Install and then Open Citrix Receiver Launcher after signing in (even if you have previously installed the Citrix Receiver app). After clicking Open Citrix Receiver Launcher, you should see your Citrix applications (e.g. SAS, SPSS).

3. Click on the application that you'll be using. SPSS was used for the screenshots below, so things may look slightly different if you are using SAS. 

4. Under Recent Files, select Open another file... and click Open (if you are using SAS, click File and then select Open Program or Open Object).

5. Click on the Look in drop-down menu and select the Local Disk where your files are saved (on a Windows device, this is typically the C: drive).

6. Open the Users folder, locate the folder associated with your user profile on that device, and then open that folder.

7. You should now see a number of folders like Documents, Downloads and Desktop. Open the folder where your files are saved. 

8. Locate your file and click Open. If you don't see the file you are looking for, you may have to click on the Files of type drop-down and select something other that SPSS Statistics Files (e.g. Excel Data).