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Can’t copy and paste in Remote Desktop session

I'm currently using Windows 7 system locally. The local machine is connected to a remote Windows sever desktop.

However the copy and paste is not valid when I try to copy a file from remote machine to my machine. How to enable it?

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Title is unclear - clipboard copy & paste works fine with RD. It's file copying that does not work. – dbkk101 Dec 8 '09 at 7:05

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You can't copy files that way. Imho it's a terrible paradigm anyway. To copy files to your local machine you would have to share your drives with the remote session. Then they will show up in "My Computer" on the remote side (or \\tsclient\<drive letter>) where you can copy normally.

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it has to be \\client\n$ remember the dollar sign. also the target computer will need to be password protected. i use ULTRAVNC to remote into my computer which also comes with a file transfer area. Good Luck. and if this helps ill add a post. thanks – mike Dec 10 '09 at 7:52
mike: You never used Remote Desktop, right? The RDP client (when drive sharing is enabled) is a virtual network computer named "tsclient" which has shares for every shared drive. And those are not the administrative shares that end in a $ sign. – Joey Dec 10 '09 at 8:27

When you want to log in to remote desktop, choose option then local drive, check the local drive that you want to show on your remote desktop then log in. Now you can copy paste between your remote desktop and your local computer

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Yes you can

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bare links don't make for good answers. Please explain – Sathya Apr 27 '12 at 10:25

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