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Remote Desktop Copy & Paste

In Microsoft Virtual PC you can drag & drop files between your host and the virtual machines and this was (I thought) missing in remote desktop. But this feature isn’t missing it is just disabled at default. To enable it you must share your local drive with the remote machine/desktop session.

  • Open the options for your remote desktop connection
  • Go to the “Local Resources” tab.
  • Select the “More…” button in the “Local devices and resources”

A new dialog opens to configure the resource to share.

  • Check the “Drives” checkbox
  • Click “OK”

See the below screenshots to guide you in locating the checkbox.

Remote Desktop Connection Remote Desktop Connection (2)

 

And presto! Copy and pasting files between local and remote desktop suddenly works!

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