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Copy Paste on Remote Computer Easily in Windows 7

By Codrut Nistor

Posted in How-to, Windows-7

When using Remote Desktop Connection tool in Windows 7 there might be times when you want to copy data from your local computer to the remote machine. In these kinds of situations it becomes quite hectic for the administrators or users to minimize several windows and type Universal Naming Convention path to get the file or folder copied. Many people don't know that when you initiate Remote Desktop Connection in Windows 7 clipboard mapping is initiated as well. This means that if you right click on any file or folder on your local machine and click on Copy option you can directly paste the object to the remote computer. Since this setting is default you need not to alter the configuration. However if you want to change the above settings or you want to confirm that clipboard mapping is enabled on your computer you can follow the steps given below:

  1. Logon to your Windows 7 computer with any account and initiate Remote Desktop Connection by typing mstsc in the search box at the bottom of start menu.

  2. Once opened click on Options button to expand the toolbox and view more features.

  3. Go to Local Resources tab and make sure that Clipboard checkbox is checked.

  4. Close Remote Desktop Connection or click on Connect button to connect to the remote computer once you are done with your configuration.