Transferring big files from guest to host - how to?

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Uwe Kotyczka, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. Uwe Kotyczka

    Uwe Kotyczka Guest

    I have VPC 2007 with XP guest running on a XP host.
    VM Additions are installed.

    I wanted to transfer two files from the guest system
    to the host by dragging and dropping. First File (3GB)
    was transferred correctly. Second file (6 GB) however
    was not. The dropped file on the host system was only
    of size 2.4 GB. There was no error message. And there
    was enough free space on the host. Both guest and
    host are formated with NTFS.

    Are there any limitations for file transfer in VM additions?
    Is it a bug or a feature? Any idea how to transfer "big"
    files (in one step)?

    Uwe Kotyczka, Jan 24, 2011
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    MikeD Guest

    I've dragged and dropped files between guest and host much larger than 6 GB,
    so I don't think that could be the problem. However, you might try creating
    a shared folder in the guest. You should also be able to access the folder
    on either guest or host using normal UNC paths.
    MikeD, Jan 24, 2011
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