Opening Extra! Sessions in Reflection Desktop

You can open and save Extra! (.edp) session files in Reflection Desktop to automatically convert them to Reflection Desktop sessions.

1.0 Opening Extra! files in Reflection Desktop

You can open Extra! (.edp) session files in Reflection Desktop. When you save these files, they are automatically converted to the new Reflection Desktop session file format. Many of the supporting files referenced by the sessions you open (keyboard and mouse maps, QuickPads, toolbars, and Hotspots) are also converted when you save the sessions. For a list of supported files, see Technical Note 2807: Supported Legacy Reflection, Extra!, and KEA! Files in Reflection Desktop.


  • In addition to .edp files and their associated support files, you can also open Ind$File file transfer session files.

  • You cannot open .epp files and most file transfer sessions.

  • Only Hotspot text mappings are imported. Region mappings are not imported.

To open Extra! session files along with supporting files

  1. If you use a user data directory or Extra! legacy directory other than the default (under ...Users\user\Documents\Micro Focus\), make sure the session files are in trusted locations.

    NOTE:When the Trusted Locations security feature is enabled, Reflection does not allow you to open files unless they are in trusted locations. For information about trusted locations and how to configure them, see Specify Trusted Locations Dialog Box in the Reflection Desktop Help.

  2. From the Reflection Desktop File menu, open the .edp session file.

  3. Verify that all of your custom settings, such as toolbars, QuickPads, keyboard maps, and other custom settings work as expected.

  4. If Reflection is not using all of your customized settings, make sure these files are in the same location as the session (.edp) file.

    NOTE:If Reflection cannot find custom settings files, it uses default settings.

  5. Save the session file in the Default user data directory specified in Configure workspace attributes.

    • If you want to use the supporting files you imported for other sessions, choose Save from the File menu. All of the settings and supporting files referenced by the session are saved under the user data folder. These files are automatically converted to the new Reflection file formats.

    • If you are deploying the file to a centralized environment (such as Citrix), consider saving the file as a compound session document. This saves all of the supporting settings in a single file.

      NOTE:For more about compound session document files, see Customizing Reflection Sessions in Getting Started with Reflection Desktop Deployment.

3.0 Legal Notices

Copyright © 2017 Attachmate Corporation, a Micro Focus company. All RightsReserved. Micro Focus, the Micro Focus symbol, Extra!, and Reflection are registeredtrademarks of Micro Focus in the USA. All other trademarks, trade names, orcompany names referenced herein are used for identification only and are theproperty of their respective owners.