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Apr 13, 2011 at 9:58 AM

I have set the RDP local resources desktop share to a local folder on my computer but all it allows me is to transfer from the RDP session to this folder and not the reverse.

How can I transfer files from my computer to the remote computer?

Apr 13, 2011 at 1:50 PM

Are you saying you have the Desktop Share set to a folder on your local computer? If so, how do you use that inside your RDP session?

 

I don't do this very often, (in fact it wasn't until quite recently that I knew about this feature) but when I need to do it, I go to Tools Options and set a default desktop shared to something like, for example \\%SERVER%\SHARED or \\%SERVER%\C$\SHARED.

Then I drag the file I want from the local machine and drop it onto the terminals tab.

You can also set the desktop share on the individual connection (which makes more sense if you are doing this regularly), but I think you need to close and reconnect your session before it takes affect, until the 'default desktop share' which is why I usually use the default method.

Apr 13, 2011 at 4:38 PM
On Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 6:50 AM, [email removed] wrote:
> From: sgmoore
> I don't do this very often, (in fact it wasn't until quite recently that I
> knew about this feature) but when I need to do it, I go to Tools Options and
> set a default desktop shared to something like, for example
> \\%SERVER%\SHARED or \\%SERVER%\C$\SHARED.
>
> Then I drag the file I want from the local machine and drop it onto the
> terminals tab.

Interesting... I didn't really know about this either.
I tried setting it to \\%SERVER%\C$\temp
but it doesn't seem like I can drag files to the Terminals tab.
I'm on version 1.9a
Apr 14, 2011 at 10:53 AM

To be able to drag files to the terminals program you need to do so from a program that is launched as administrator (windows explorer). This is true for any other windows program that supports drag and drop and is launched as administrator...

Apr 15, 2011 at 4:37 PM
hmm... I launched both Terminals and explorer as admin, but still no luck.
Terminals never allows the drop.

~Michael Kizer
http://MichaelKizer.com



On Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 3:53 AM, [email removed] wrote:
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> To be able to drag files to the terminals program you need to do so from a
> program that is launched as administrator (windows explorer). This is true
> for any other windows program that supports drag and drop and is launched as
> administrator...
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Apr 15, 2011 at 9:26 PM
mkizer wrote:
hmm... I launched both Terminals and explorer as admin, but still no luck.
Terminals never allows the drop.

How did you run explorer as admin?

I could be mistaken, but I don't think the normal options (ie starting from cmd prompt which is already running as admin or right clicking on explorer and select run as admin) will work if explorer is already running and since the explorer is used to show the desktop, it is always running.

As I understand, you can kill all instances of explorer (which means your desktop will disappear) and then use taskmanager start explorer as admin, but this means that all explorer windows will open as admin, so this is dangerous.

You may be able use drag and drop if you open,for example, excel as admin and then select the open dialog screen and drag from there onto Terminals.

 

Apr 15, 2011 at 11:25 PM
On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 2:26 PM, [email removed] wrote:
> How did you run explorer as admin?
>
> I could be mistaken, but I don't think the normal options (ie starting from
> cmd prompt which is already running as admin or right clicking on explorer
> and select run as admin) will work if explorer is already running and since
> the explorer is used to show the desktop, it is always running.
ah, that explains it.

> You may be able use drag and drop if you open,for example, excel as admin
> and then select the open dialog screen and drag from there onto Terminals.
I did get a little closer by trying this method, although still not
successful.It started the operation but said it couldn't find the
directory on the server (although it did exist). Ah well, not enough
time today to play around with it more, plus if it doesn't work via
explorer it is probably not worth the hassle.

Thanks,
Nov 11, 2011 at 7:54 AM

I have just found out that the variables names are CASE sensitive!

Must be written in UPPERCASE! :-)

Ciao, Giangi

 

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Oct 23, 2012 at 4:39 PM

Created documentation: http://terminals.codeplex.com/wikipage?title=Configure%20connection%20share