Method 1Use Drive Redirection through Remote Desktop Services or a Terminal Services session if you want to transfer files larger than 2 GB.
Method 2Use 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:
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.
Article ID: 2258090 - Last Review: Jul 28, 2010 - Revision: 1