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Cannot Copy & Paste files to remote desktop - Insteads 'New Folder' appears

Posted on 2012-03-27
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Hi,

I have just got myself a remote VPS running Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard 64 bit. I am connecting to it using Microsoft RDC with Windows 7 Professional. The RDC has the clipboard option enabled in the local resources setting options.

When I try to copy & paste files from my local machine using right click copy - right click paste into remote desktop - then the file does not paste. Instead a new folder appears on the remote desktop.

I also have a remote VPS running Windows Server 2008 Standard (not R2) 32 bit. When using the above method to copy & paste I have no problems at all.

Is there something different between these two editions that is preventing this action? If so, does anyone know a way around it? Is there a simple setting somewhere?

Thanks

TT
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It could help you:
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/ar/winserverTS/thread/bea7dba9-e053-453a-a9ae-6e482087b61b
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306885/en-us

Other way you can use your local resources:
mstsc ->Options -> Local Resource -> More and there you have drives.
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Hi,

Thanks. These are not exactly the same problem. I have clipboard enabled and I do not see any error. When I paste to the remote machine it pastes an empty folder - not the file I wanted.

I already use the shared resources and can move files around this way. But It's not as convenient as using copy/paste.

Thanks

TT
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ok, thanks for your answer;)
Did you try copy folders by cmd? (xcopy or robocopy)? Maybe here you can see any error.
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