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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    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.

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    Steve Jain, Feb 18, 2006
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  3. Dave

    Dave Guest

    Steve,

    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
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    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?

    Kelly
     
    bakershack, Mar 3, 2006
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