Copying files larger than 2 GB over a Remote Desktop Services or Terminal Services session by using Clipboard Redirection (copy and paste) fails silently


Symptoms


When you try to copy a file that is larger than 2 GB over a Remote Desktop Services or a Terminal Services session through Clipboard Redirection (copy and paste) by using the RDP client 6.0 or a later version, the file is not copied. And, you do not receive an error message.

Cause


This is a known issue. Copying files larger than 2 GB by using this method is not supported.

Resolution


Method 1

Use Drive Redirection through Remote Desktop Services or a Terminal Services session if you want to transfer files larger than 2 GB. 

Method 2

Use command-line alternatives such as XCopy to copy files larger than 2 GB over a Remote Desktop Services or Terminal Services session. For example, you can use the following command:

xcopy \\tsclient\c\myfiles\LargeFile d:\temp

More Information


Copy and paste files:
You can copy and paste the files between the remote session and the local computer or between the local computer and the remote session by using the Copy and Paste feature. However, this is limited to files that are smaller than 2 GB.

Transfer of files by using Drive Redirection
The drives on the local computer can be redirected in the session so that files can easily be transferred between the local host and the remote computer. The drives that you can use in this manner include the following:
  • local hard disks
  • floppy disk drives
  • mapped network drives


On the Local Resources tab of Remote Desktop Connection, users can specify which kinds of devices and resources that they want to redirect to the remote computer.