How to Copy Files To Windows VPS with Remote Desktop

Posted at October 23, 2015 at 8:11 am by InterServer Staff

You can gain access to your disk drives on the local computer during a Remote Desktop session. You can redirect the local disk drives, including the hard disk drives, CD-ROM disk drives, floppy disk drives, and mapped network disk drives so that you can transfer files between the local host and the remote computer in the same way that you copy files from a network share. You can use Microsoft Windows Explorer to view the disk drives and files for each redirected disk drive. Alternatively, you can view the files for each redirected disk drive in My Computer. The drives are displayed as “drive_letter on terminal_server_client_name” in both Windows Explorer and My Computer.

To view the disk drives and files for the redirected disk drive:

  1. Click Start, point to All Programs (or Programs), point to Accessories, point to Communications, and then clickRemote Desktop Connection.
  2. Click Options, and then click the Local Resources tab.
  3. Click Disk Drives, and then click Connect.

Here is a handy video that shows the steps in action.

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2 Responses to “How to Copy Files To Windows VPS with Remote Desktop”

  1. Fritz Biermeier says:

    I have been able to copy a file from my computer and past to a directory on the VPS in the past and now it will not work. Can you explain why this does not work now?

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