Paraview in Linux and Windows can only read files from the internal computer drive; there is no option to read in a file from an external drive. It would be useful for the ‘File’, ‘Open’ option in the main menu of Paraview to be to have an option to read a file from an external drive, normally connect to the computer by usb.
This would seem a relatively easy thing to include in the Paraview software and i’m surprised there are no other requests for this. It would offer a greater flexibility for Paraview. many thanks, N