I have been using remote desktop for a number years, on a number of versions of windows, most recently 8.1.

Yesterday I upgraded to 10. I had to download Remote Desktop from the Windows Store. Easy enough. I managed to log into a few of my servers.

No problem. I now need to transfer a package up to one of them. Wait, where is the control to allow mounting of local storage devices ??

If anyone knows where MS has hidden this that information would be greatly appreciated!

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    Does copy/paste work? – Jim G. Aug 13 '15 at 16:55
  • @Jim G. No, clipboard only works for text. – Suncat2000 Aug 4 '17 at 18:46
  • @Suncat2000 Copy/paste works fine for files if you copy from Windows Explorer to Windows Explorer (local -> remote or remote -> local). The only trick is that you can't copy something else while the file is being transferred, or that file transfer will be interrupted with an error. – Bruno Apr 8 at 18:16

When you are configuring your remote desktop connection, there is an option that is labelled 'local resources' from there you can pass through local drives to the target machine.

You shouldn't have needed to install remote desktop from the store since the client is included by default. In the search box on the taskbar, type remote desktop and it will appear in the results, open it and click the show options button. You will then see local resources.

This is the same as every previous version of windows in the past 14 years I believe. Unless you have downloaded another type of rdp client.

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  • I recall doing a local search for this and it came back with nothing. That led me to the store. – scopedial Aug 13 '15 at 17:01
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    It might be that non-Pro or Enterprise editions of 10 don't include mstsc. On the Local Resources tab, click the More... button near the bottom to connect local drives. – Todd Wilcox Aug 13 '15 at 17:04
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    I dug deeper into the list of "accessories" and the old remote desktop is still there. I am now using that. Thanks! – scopedial Aug 13 '15 at 17:11
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    The old Remote Desktop Connection app has these options and allows clipboard operations between your local and remote desktops as well as sharing drives. The new Remote Desktop app, which has built-in session management, does not (it will clip text, but that's about as advanced as it gets). They are not the same. – Suncat2000 Aug 4 '17 at 19:28
  • No drives are available if I use mstsc.exe from within an Oracle VirtualBox [v6.0.10 r132072 (Qt5.6.2)] Win 10 VM, despite of selecting everything under Local ResourcesMore...Drives in the RDP connection. – Gerold Broser Aug 28 '19 at 14:18

Since the question was how to transfer using the windows 10 app vs the desktop program:
To transfer files I use the \\c$ method (where the IP address is for the other machine). It is fast and reliable. I have a folder with c-drive shortcuts to all of the machines I remote to. I prefer the Windows Store RDC client for Windows10 clients.

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