FIX: Copy paste does not work when connecting to remote desktop. (Solved) – wintips.org

If Copy and Paste is not working on Remote Desktop, continue reading below to troubleshoot. Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Connection (RDP) application makes it easy to connect remotely to another computer in another location.

One of the most important features of a remote desktop connection is the ability to access files on a remote computer and transfer them seamlessly from one computer to another. However, a common problem users face with RDP is copying text or files from the local computer and pasting them to a remote computer, or vice versa.

The above issue may occur because by default, Microsoft has disabled the copy-paste feature that allows you to transfer a file or text over a remote desktop connection and has given users the option to enable or disable this feature. In other cases, users cannot transfer files to/from remote desktop even though the clipboard feature is enabled.

In this guide, you will find several ways to solve the “copy and paste not working” problem in remote desktop connections.

FIX: Unable to copy deployment in Remote Desktop Connection on Windows 11/10/8/7.

  1. Enable the clipboard feature in Remote Desktop.
  2. Stop the Rdpclip.exe process.
  3. Enable cache redirection on the client computer.
  4. Allow cache redirection on the remote computer.
  5. Enable Copy/Paste on Remote Desktop in Group Policy.

Method 1: Enable Copy/Paste in Remote Desktop Connection Properties.

To copy and paste files and text when working with Remote Desktop, you must first enable the Clipboard option in the connection properties:

1. Right click on Connect to Remote Desktop icon and click Editing. *

*Note: If you are setting up a remote desktop connection for the first time, click Options.

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2. select Local resources tab, make sure Buffer is highlighted, then click Moreā€¦

Enable Remote Desktop Clipboard (copy and paste)

3. Check the list of options drivers, after OK. This allows the remote computer to access files on the local device.

Enable remote desktop deployment

4. With these changes, you have enabled the ability to copy and paste between the local and remote computer. go to General tap on Save make the changes and then connect to the remote computer and see if the copy/paste problem is resolved.

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Method 2. Kill the RDP Clipboard Monitor process: rdpclip.exe.

Ending the Remote Desktop Protocol monitoring process (rdpclip.exe) is the most reliable way to solve the copy and paste problem when working with Remote Desktop in Windows. For this:

1. Above remote computer, right click on Start menu and select Task manager (or press CTRL + SHIFT + THE END).

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2. select Procedures find the tab RDP Clipboard Monitor process and press Finish the task.

End the RDP Clipboard Monitor process

3. After “killing” the RDP Clipboard process, press the button File Click and select the tab in the task manager Start a new task.

rdpclip.exe

4. Type rdpclip.exe and press OK.

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5. After the command completes, you should have no problem copying files or text from the remote computer to the client computer (or vice versa).

Method 3: Enable Remote Desktop Clipboard Redirection on the client computer.

The next way to solve the problem of Copy and Paste not working when connecting to Remote Desktop is to enable clipboard redirection in the Registry* on the client computer.

*Important: Any incorrect changes to the registry can cause serious damage and may require you to reset your computer. Therefore, be careful when making any changes to the registry and always back up the registry first.

1. Above client computerpress Windows + R Press the keys on the keyboard at the same time to open the “Run” dialog box.

2. Enter in the text field of the dialog box regedit and beat Enter To start the registry editor. press Yes in the confirmation prompt that appears.

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3. Go to the following path in the registry:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Terminal Server Client

4. Now look at the right panel and make sure that the value data is there Disable ClipboardRedirection is set to 0. If the value 1 adjust 0 and close the Registry Editor. *

Enable cache redirection on the client

*Note: If there is no “DisableClipboardRedirection” value in the above registry, follow these steps:

1. Right click select any space on the right new and click on it A DWORD (32-bit) value.

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2. Stand up Disable ClipboardRedirection as the new DWORD name, then click Enter. Defaults to value data 0.

Enable Remote Desktop Sharing Redirection

5. Restart select your computer and then check if the copy/paste function in RDP is working).

Method 4: Enable Remote Desktop Clipboard Redirection on the remote computer.

Another way to solve the “Copy/Paste not working” issue on Remote Desktop is to enable Clipboard redirection on the remote computer. For this:

1. Above remote computerpress Windows + R Press the keys on the keyboard at the same time to open the “Run” dialog box.

2. Enter in the text field of the dialog box regedit and beat Enter To start the registry editor. press Yes in the confirmation prompt that appears.

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3. Go to the following path in the registry:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\Wds\rdpwd

4. In the right pane, set the fDisableClip to the value of 0 and press OK.

Enable copy on the remote computer

5. Then proceed as follows:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStations\RDP-Tcp

6. In the right pane, set the fDisableClip to the value of 0 and press OK.

Enable cache redirection on the remote computer

7. Close the registry editor and restart remote computer.
8. Finally, connect to the remote computer and check if the copy/paste functions work.

Method 5: Fix Remote Desktop copy-paste not working in Group Policy. *

If, after following the methods above, you are still unable to copy and paste files and text between client computers and remote computers, there is probably a policy that prevents you from doing so. In this case, go ahead and make sure that “Cpooler Redirection” is enabled in Group Policy. *

*Notes:
1. This method is only valid for Windows Professional and Server editions.
2. Make the following changes to Group Policy on both PCs (client and remote).

1. press Windows + R press the keys on the keyboard at the same time to open it Running dialog box.

2. Enter in the text field of the dialog box gpedit.msc and beat Enter To launch the Group Policy Editor. press Yes in the confirmation prompt that appears on the screen.

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2. In the Group Policy Editor, navigate to:

  • Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Remote Desktop Services\Remote Desktop Session Host\Device and Resource Redirection

3. On the right, open Do not allow buffer redirection politics.

Remote Desktop Clipboard Redirection Policy

4. Set policy settings Off and press Please apply > OK *

*Note: By default, the setting is “Not Configured”. Therefore, if you select Disabled, users will be able to copy and paste between the client and the remote computer via Remote Desktop Connection.

Enable Remote Desktop Clipboard - Policy

5. Close the Group Policy Editor.

6. Finally, open it Command line as administrator and issue the following command to update the group policy or restart Computer.

gpupdate /force

That’s it! Which method worked for you?
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