After switching my office PC to Windows 10, the Remote Desktop connection does not allow copying files using copy/paste anymore. Copying text to a remote machine works like a charm though.
Steps to reproduce:
- Connect to remote machine via RDP
- In the file explorer on the local machine, copy a file to clipboard (Ctrl-C)
- In the file explorer on the remote machine, paste the file from clipboard (Ctrl-V)
Result: No reaction.
Expected result: The file is copied via the network to the target directory on the remote machine.
I used this guide to set everything up, and copying text works, but copying files doesn't: https://www.technipages.com/unable-to-copy-and-paste-to-remote-desktop-session
One thing I didn't understand in the guide though: In the RDP resources dialog, you can select directories on the local machine to be included in the connection, but how can I set up the directories on the remote machine? I suspect it's not via the RDP dialog but some system setting on the remote machine itself. For Windows 7 I never had to do this if I recall.
This used to work with Windows 7. I contacted my company's IT department but they say that they don't offer support for RDP. I have the suspicion that the problem is related to group policies, since we are fairly restrictive about Admin rights, network sharing, USB ports, etc. If it turns out to be a policy issue, it would help a lot to get some more details about the specific policy in question, so I might have a better argument with IT.
I hope this is not a duplicate, but I couldn't find a related question, as it seems to be shadowed by a lot of text copy/paste problems.