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Hyper-V : Copy and Paste option.

Unfortunately Hyper-V doesn’t allow you to copy from and to the host.

The workaround is to do the following:

1. On your Hyper-V host, create a shared folder and assign Change permission to Everyone.

2. On the virtual machine running on the host, open the Network and Sharing Center and enable File and Printer Sharing.

3. On the virtual machine, click Start and type \\host_name\share_name where host_name is the name of your Hyper-V host and share_name is the name of the share you created.

4. Press ENTER and an Explorer window will open in the VM showing the contents of the shared folder on the host.

5. You can now copy files from the VM to the host and vice versa as needed.

3 comments to Hyper-V : Copy and Paste option.

  • Talmud Rabbi

    Since hyper-V 2012R2 , it is possible to copy the file from vm to hyper-V host and vice versa.
    The requirement is enable enhanced session feature in the VM console ,enable the RD Services inside that VM and check the guest services in VM ‘s integration services settings.

  • Talmud Rabbi

    Some supplements: That means it is G2 VM and the OS supported in VM is windows 8 and windows 2012R2 or above.

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