How can I move files from host to VM? RRS feed

  • Question

  • The instructions I've read about using a Virtual Network have been unclear and have not matched up with my experience with Hyper-V.  That is to say, the instructions say go here, look for X; I get there, there is no X.

    Instructions for attaching a flashdrive have failed, as well.

    The only solution I've found to work is to burn a CD.  I don't have much hair left, but I'm pulling it out over this. Why on earth is that the case? I have pretty much not touched a CD or DVD since 2004.

    On Windows 7, I could just copy and paste.  That's the ideal solution, and that is really what I'm looking for.  How can I make this happen?  If Hyper-V just flat out refuses to do that, what was it on Windows 7 that worked so wonderfully? How do I get that back?  If I cannot, what would be an appropriate alternative other than Hyper-V?  If there aren't any, where can I donate my computer?

    Monday, February 19, 2018 2:48 AM

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  • Connect to your Hyper-V guest via Remote Desktop, instead of the Hyper-V console, and you'll be able to copy and paste. 

    Set up Windows networking just like you would with 2 real Windows computers, this will allow you to share files.

    For more help, please include details about your OSes, Hyper-V version, etc.

    Ideally, post in the Hyper-V forum for Windows 10 here: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/win10itprovirt/threads

    If you are looking for something that's more like Virtual PC, look into VirtualBox, it's a free virtualization program.


    It's very similar to Virtual PC but more powerful and works closer to how Virtual PC works.

    You will need to remove Hyper-V before you can run Virtualbox fully.

    Tuesday, February 20, 2018 5:27 PM