Drag and drop files onto RDP

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  1. thebaest

    thebaest Limp Gawd

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    noob question.. How do you set up to where you can "drag and drop" files from your local OS onto your RDP OS as seen in my awesome mspaint drawing? I am fairly familiar with the group policy editor and im sure its something in there that will enable it for me, but I'm not sure what I am looking for. Im sure its not listed under "drag and drop" :p

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  2. tesfaye

    tesfaye 2[H]4U

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    As far as I know, the feature does not exist for any version of the Microsoft RDC.
     
  3. thebaest

    thebaest Limp Gawd

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    I swear I have seen people do it, but maybe I was just seeing things. Its kinda like just sharing the clipboard... just with files :D
     
  4. J-Will

    J-Will [H]ard|Gawd

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    I do not know of a way to do that either
     
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  6. disuse_nc

    disuse_nc Limp Gawd

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    You probably saw VNC or something similar for Remote Desktops... or a VMWare window.

    RDP by itself only lets you connect to existing drives, but not drag and drop like you are trying to do.

    It also seems slow but.. at least it works.
     
  7. tesfaye

    tesfaye 2[H]4U

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  8. thebaest

    thebaest Limp Gawd

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    that should actually be sufficient, thanks a bunch guys, you rock!
     
  9. Rabidfox

    Rabidfox Limp Gawd

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    open remote desktop "mstsc.exe", select options, select options, go to "local resources" select "more", check drives. When you connect they'll show up in explorer, sheesh, what's wrong with that?
     
  10. SpaceHonkey

    SpaceHonkey Gawd

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    Which is what was covered in the link provided - if you read it.

    Also, this topic has nothing to do with virtualization.
     
  11. Rabidfox

    Rabidfox Limp Gawd

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    1) he said for vista or better, which is not true.
    2) exactly, why is this in virtualization?
     
  12. horndog

    horndog [H]ard|Gawd

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    I know you can copy and paste text, but never tried a file.
     
  13. IntelOwnz

    IntelOwnz Gawd

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    if you map your drives, you can drag and click files from the Virtual/Remote machine, into the host, using RDP
     
  14. Wiseguy2001

    Wiseguy2001 2[H]4U

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    Damn, I thought the [H] had a wealth of knowledge...

    Yeah you can drag and drop files in/ out of an RDP session easily by enabling clipboard sharing (Local Resources -> Clipboard checkbox). This requires RDP version 6.2, so is available of Vista/ Svr08 and up.

    PS: File redirection is cool too, both of these have their pros/ cons, so use both!
     
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2009