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Is there a limitation how large files you can copy paste via RDP (Remote Desktop) in Windows? Is it possible to copy-paste e.g 4 GB files through RDP?

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According to Microsoft, copying files via Remote Desktop Services or Terminal Services with sizes in excess of 2GB is not supported:

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but, WHY? this is killin me – boomhauer Oct 26 '15 at 20:30
yes indeed why. i need to copy a customer database for testing and its HUGE. – ColacX Nov 20 '15 at 16:52

You could use something like 7-zip to make a split archive, say 4 x 1GB files, then these can be copied across individually and the original file extracted at the other end.

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