Can't drag and drop between host and guest?

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Dave, Feb 18, 2006.

  1. Dave

    Dave Guest

    I installed VPC additions and seems to work because I can freely move my
    mouse pointer between my host (XP) and guest (Windows 2003), however, I can't
    drag and drop files.

    My VPC About states:

    Microsoft Virtual PC version 5.8.532.27...but nothing about SP1. Is it not
    installed correctly? Thanks.
    Dave, Feb 18, 2006
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  2. Dave

    Steve Jain Guest

    Are you trying to do this between applications or from desktop to
    desktop? Drag and drop will not always work with every application.

    Steve Jain, Virtual Machine MVP
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    Steve Jain, Feb 18, 2006
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  3. Dave

    Dave Guest


    I was trying copy a .CAB file (Web Part) from my host to my Virtual PC guest
    (running W2K3/Sharepoint guest) using Windows Explorer to Windows Explorer.

    Instead I just copied from it's location in on XP and dropped it onto the
    guest desktop and worked.

    Thanks for the tip. Dave
    Dave, Feb 18, 2006
  4. Dave

    bakershack Guest

    I saw a post from a few months ago that indicated problems with drag and drop
    between host and guest if either or both have the mouse buttons switched, as
    in for a left-handed user. Has this ever been addressed? Will it be?

    bakershack, Mar 3, 2006
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