copy & paste using Remote Desktop on Windows XP Pro?

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Hi all,

I often met with problem using copy & paste on my three Windows XP Pro's
using Remote Desktop.

Between the two Windows XP Pro at my home on a local network, I can copy &
paste even files, pictures, or texts, with no problem at all. Maybe some
times these don't work but I have tried enough many.

But between the Windows XP Pro on my office PC and my home PC, connecting
from office PC to home PC, it cannot copy & paste files, directories. And
from time to time, even copy and paste texts does not work. But some time, a
local file can be pasted to the remote PC when I write email as an email
attachment. But again, some times it does not work.

What might be the problem?

Is there any rules on when the copy & paste text/image/files/directory work,
when they don't work?

Thanks a lot
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    netwom wrote:
    netwom8848@yahoo.com
    > I often met with problem using copy & paste on my three Windows XP
    > Pro's using Remote Desktop.
    >
    > Between the two Windows XP Pro at my home on a local network, I can
    > copy & paste even files, pictures, or texts, with no problem at all.
    > Maybe some times these don't work but I have tried enough many.
    >
    > But between the Windows XP Pro on my office PC and my home PC,
    > connecting from office PC to home PC, it cannot copy & paste files,
    > directories. And from time to time, even copy and paste texts does
    > not work. But some time, a local file can be pasted to the remote PC
    > when I write email as an email attachment. But again, some times it
    > does not work.
    >
    > What might be the problem?
    >
    > Is there any rules on when the copy & paste
    > text/image/files/directory work, when they don't work?

    Maybe this will help:

    Cannot Paste Information Between Local and Remote Computer During Remote
    Desktop Connection
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=306885

    And perhaps this:

    To copy and paste a file from a remote computer to a local computer
    http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/WindowsServ/2003/enterprise/proddocs/en-us/Default.asp?url=/resources/documentation/WindowsServ/2003/enterprise/proddocs/en-us/mstsc_copy_remotelocal.asp
    ( Shorter Link: http://snipurl.com/846t )

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    "Shenan Stanley" <news_helper@hushmail.com> wrote in message
    news:%23QrYG0bdEHA.3560@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > netwom wrote:
    > netwom8848@yahoo.com
    > > I often met with problem using copy & paste on my three Windows XP
    > > Pro's using Remote Desktop.
    > >
    > > Between the two Windows XP Pro at my home on a local network, I can
    > > copy & paste even files, pictures, or texts, with no problem at all.
    > > Maybe some times these don't work but I have tried enough many.
    > >
    > > But between the Windows XP Pro on my office PC and my home PC,
    > > connecting from office PC to home PC, it cannot copy & paste files,
    > > directories. And from time to time, even copy and paste texts does
    > > not work. But some time, a local file can be pasted to the remote PC
    > > when I write email as an email attachment. But again, some times it
    > > does not work.
    > >
    > > What might be the problem?
    > >
    > > Is there any rules on when the copy & paste
    > > text/image/files/directory work, when they don't work?
    >
    > Maybe this will help:
    >
    > Cannot Paste Information Between Local and Remote Computer During Remote
    > Desktop Connection
    > http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=306885
    >
    > And perhaps this:
    >
    > To copy and paste a file from a remote computer to a local computer
    >
    http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/WindowsServ/2003/enterprise/proddocs/en-us/Default.asp?url=/resources/documentation/WindowsServ/2003/enterprise/proddocs/en-us/mstsc_copy_remotelocal.asp
    > ( Shorter Link: http://snipurl.com/846t )
    >
    > --
    > <- Shenan ->
    > --
    > The information is provis", with no guarantees of
    > completeness, accuracy or timeliness, and without warranties of any
    > kind, express or implied. In other words, read up before you take any
    > advice - you are the one ultimately responsible for your actions.
    >
    >

    Hi Shenan,

    Thank you a lot. But I have already connected those local resources, disks
    and printers.

    I am just wondering why some times copy & paste work and some times they
    don't work among these XPs.

    When they work, they are really wonderful, I can even copy & paste files,
    that's not the one like the sharing folder, I mean, I can copy a
    file/directory on one PC, then go to the window of another PC, then go to
    any directory I want, then paste the file/directory.

    This is not the one like the sharing folder: in sharing folder approach, I
    need to go into the window of the remote PC, then go into disk "Z on
    tsclient", then copy or paste the file/directory there. This method is
    oftern very very slow, even within local area network.

    So I try to avoid sharing folder method, such as "Z on tsclient".

    I know some times it is possible to use the previous method. I tried, they
    worked. But most times they don't work. Even copy text/images some times
    don't work.

    I don't know why. Can you help?

    Thanks a lot,

    -N
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