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#58 Copy and Paste Text or Files to Your Computer with Remote Desktop

May 12, 2011

Are you a Remote Desktop user? Are you going to be without Internet access for a while? Need to transfer information from your work computer, but can’t make it into the office? Transferring text and files is easy with Remote Desktop. Many people do not realize that the clipboard (which is where things go when you copy and paste) will function in between machines during a remote session.

Try it Now!
  • During a remote session, try copy some text or a file.
  • Minimize your Remote Desktop session using the connection bar (see below).
  • Paste the information onto your local computer.
 
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Great! You can now take files from your remote computer and paste it to your local machine!