Drag and drop

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Daze N. Knights, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. How does one drag and drop files between guest and host (and vice versa)
    when using VirtualPC 2007 and WindowsXP?
     
    Daze N. Knights, Dec 3, 2007
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    Steve Jain Guest

    Click and drag the item you want from one desktop to the other. You
    must have the Additions installed and this only works with Win9x and
    higher.
     
    Steve Jain, Dec 3, 2007
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  3. I've installed the additions, am using XP in the guest and Vista in the
    host, and still cannot drag and drop. The file just bumps into the edge
    of the window. :-(
     
    Daze N. Knights, Dec 3, 2007
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  4. Is there any other way besides drag and drop to move a large file from
    VirtualPC to the host? Cut and paste doesn't work. USB thumb drives
    won't work, and I apparently cannot use my CD/DVD burners, either.
     
    Daze N. Knights, Dec 3, 2007
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    Bill Grant Guest

    You can always just share the file and copy it over the network, as you
    would to move a file from one PC to another.
     
    Bill Grant, Dec 3, 2007
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  6. Daze N. Knights

    GS Guest

    once upon a time drag and drop works for xp vm and host. however, after some
    security updates, it is not available any more.


    Note that also file sharing always work while the vac shared folder setting
    tend to goes away every now and then after security updates.

    When that happens, one would have to uninstall/re-install the vm additions.
     
    GS, Dec 3, 2007
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    Steve Jain Guest

    This likely due to permissions. Are you running VPC as administrator?
    If so, that's likely the issue, since you're probably not running in
    admin mode on the desktop.
     
    Steve Jain, Dec 3, 2007
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  8. I am running as admin in both.

     
    Daze N. Knights, Dec 3, 2007
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  9. You should be able to use shared folders.

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    Benjamin Armstrong [MSFT], Dec 3, 2007
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  10. I've spent some time trying to accomplish this, but can't seem to get my
    settings correct. The host cannot "see" the VM.
     
    Daze N. Knights, Dec 3, 2007
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  11. I cannot seem to get my settings right to accomplish that. The host
    cannot "see" the VM.

    I have also tried emailing this 555MB iso file to myself as an
    attachment, but cannot get it attached to the email, even using a
    different, or no, extension. I gather than both AT&T and Gmail have a
    maximum attachment size, which this exceeds.
     
    Daze N. Knights, Dec 3, 2007
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  12. Shared folders is a VPC feature where the VM can see host folders
    (without networking).

    Cheers,
    Benjamin Armstrong
    ============================
    Windows Virtualization Program Manager
    Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/Virtual_PC_Guy
    Book: http://tinyurl.com/ysxcbm

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
    rights. You assume all risk for your use.
     
    Benjamin Armstrong [MSFT], Dec 3, 2007
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  13. Well, that doesn't help me, then, as the object is to move a large file
    from the VM to the host, not vice versa.
     
    Daze N. Knights, Dec 3, 2007
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    Paul Adare Guest

    That is exactly the purpose of shared folders.


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    Paul Adare
    MVP - Virtual Machines
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    SCCS, the source motel! Programs check in and never check out! -- Ken
    Thompson
     
    Paul Adare, Dec 3, 2007
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  15. Ok. How, then, do I copy a file from the VM into a shared folder on the
    host so that I can retrieve it in the host?
     
    Daze N. Knights, Dec 3, 2007
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    Paul Adare Guest

    A shared folder shows up in the guest as a network drive. Copy the file to
    the network drive.
     
    Paul Adare, Dec 3, 2007
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  17. Daze:

    I never use VPC Shared Folders (I have heard that they do not work well
    in some situations). I just use regular networking, same as between
    physical PC's on my LAN.

    I haven't played with Vista for a while, but I seem to remember that
    sharing on the network is slightly trickier than with XP -- surprise
    :). But if you share from the XP guest, you should be able to do the
    move from the Vista host.
     
    David Wilkinson, Dec 3, 2007
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  18. Wow! It worked! I had look for something listed under network drives
    before and hadn't found anything. But this time when I looked, there it
    was. And it worked. While I wish I had the drag and drop working, this
    certainly suffices. Thank you so much, Paul!
     
    Daze N. Knights, Dec 3, 2007
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    Steve Jain Guest

    Are you sure? Logging in with administrator privledges on Vista
    doesn't work like it did with previous versions.
     
    Steve Jain, Dec 4, 2007
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  20. I have only one user account with administrator status. How would you
    suggest that I log in to it?
     
    Daze N. Knights, Dec 4, 2007
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