By default, you can copy and paste files and folders from your client system to a remote desktop or published application. You can also copy and paste files and folders from a remote desktop or published application to the client system if a Horizon administrator enables these features.
For example, to copy a file on the client system, select the file and press Ctrl+C. To paste the file into a remote desktop, press Ctrl+V in the remote desktop.
This feature requires Horizon Agent 2012 or later on the agent machine.
The client drive redirection feature must be installed on the agent machine to use this feature. For more information, see the Setting Up Virtual Desktops in Horizon or Setting Up Published Desktops and Applications in Horizon document.
You can disable this feature by enabling the Filter files and folders from incoming clipboard data and Filter files and folders from outgoing clipboard data settings in the Configure clipboard redirection formats group policy setting for the agent machine. For information about the agent group policy settings that control this feature, see the Configuring Remote Desktop Features in Horizon document.
This feature has the following limitations.
- It might not work for some special folders, such as the desktop folder or a recently accessed file list folder, when you try to copy and paste multiple files because the folder might show files and folders that are not in the same parent folder. This feature can only copy and paste files and folders that are in the same parent folder.
- It might not work for certain applications, such as WordPad and PowerPoint.