I've got a remote desktop session from my XP machine to a Windows Server 2008 machine.

With focus on a small window within the remote desktop session, I press Alt + Print Screen and this is the result when I paste into Word, Outlook or Paint.NET:

Print screen showing weird wrapped image

Can anyone shed any light on how this might be fixed? Doing the same on a local window works fine. I know I can take the entire screen and crop it down but I'd prefer it just worked as it should.

  • I can't see a sample image in you text, maybe something went wrong here.
    – Michael K
    Commented Jul 7, 2011 at 9:59
  • you are talking about the left border ?
    – user8228
    Commented Jul 7, 2011 at 10:01
  • @Revolter - yes, exactly that. You can see the photo then :) Commented Jul 7, 2011 at 10:08
  • I too cant see the image, maybe a link to a image host?
    – admintech
    Commented Jul 7, 2011 at 10:13
  • Hopefully you can all see it now. I have moved it to flickr. Commented Jul 7, 2011 at 10:18

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If you're doing a lot of screen capturing you might benefit from using a dedicated screen capture software and maybe at the same time solve your problem. Screenshot Captor is free and very good but there are plenty of free ones to choose from. Could be worth a try.

  • Thanks for the tip; I'll give it a go. Still quite keen to understand why a basic piece of Windows functionality doesn't work though ... surely it's not just me?! Commented Jul 8, 2011 at 18:18

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