Copying files larger than 2 GB over RDP

Symptoms

When you try to copy a file larger than 2 GB over a Remote Desktop Services or a Terminal Services session through Clipboard redirection (copy and paste) by using RDP client 6.0 or a later version, the file isn’t copied. And you don’t receive an error message.

Cause

It’s a known issue. Copying files larger than 2 GB by using this method isn’t supported.

Resolution

To resolve this issue, use one of the following methods:

  • Use Drive Redirection through Remote Desktop Services or a Terminal Services session if you want to transfer files larger than 2 GB.
  • Use command-line alternatives to copy files larger than 2 GB over a Remote Desktop Services or Terminal Services session. For example, use the following command:
    Console:

    xcopy \\tsclient\c\myfiles\LargeFile d:\temp  

Source: Copying files larger than 2 GB over a Remote Desktop Services or Terminal Services session by using Clipboard Redirection (copy and paste) fails silently

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