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Copy File from Local Desktop to Remote Resktop Connection

January 19th, 2017 - IT(1 min)

TL;DR: Drag-and-drop doesn’t work. Copy&paste does!

Before yesterday, my way of moving files between my local desktop and a remote one using MS Remote Desktop Connection involved a 3rd party service like Dropbox or email. Then, a kind soul took pity on me and showed me the proper way. In his words:

Drag and drop doesn’t work but copy/paste does.

Simple, but veeerrryyy effective!

Note I’ve only tried this so far between 2 MS Windows machines, with some large-ish (30M) files.

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A little experiment: