If you are using Hyper-V or Hypervisor regularly, you must have encountered issues accessing files from a physical or host machine. What if there is an option that you can turn on, and it makes life easier? This post will discuss how to drag and drop files in Hyper-V virtual machines. Catch us after the jump!
Hyper-V virtual machines can use two types of storage: physical disks attached directly to the Hyper-V host or virtual hard disks (VHDs) stored in a shared folder.
You can use either storage for the operating system disk or data disks. For more information, see Understand virtual machine storage in Hyper-V.
If you store your VHDs on a network share, you can move or copy them while the virtual machine runs. For example, you might want to copy a VHD to another location before you create a new virtual machine.
When you move or copy a VHD while the virtual machine is running, the file remains accessible to the virtual machine.
How to drag and drop files in Hyper-V virtual machines:
Dragging and dropping files in Hyper-V virtual machines is easy! Just follow these simple steps:
- Select the file you want to move -> into the guest operating system.
- Press and hold the left mouse button.
- Drag the file to the desired location in the host operating system.
- Release the mouse button.
- You can also use this method to copy files from the host to the guest or from one guest to another.
The drag and drop feature in Hyper-V:
The drag and drop feature in Hyper-V allows you to move files between a virtual machine and your computer. This can conveniently transfer files between your host computer and the guest’s virtual machine. The drag and drop feature works with both Windows and Linux virtual machines.
To use the drag and drop feature, click and hold the file you want to transfer, then drag it to the desired location on your guest’s virtual machine. The file will be transferred automatically.
You can also use the drag and drop feature to copy files; use the Ctrl key while dragging the file to copy it instead of moving it.
How to drag and drop files in Hyper-V virtual machines
Hyper-V allows you to drag and drop files from your local computer directly to your virtual machines. This can be useful if you want to transfer files between your host and guest operating systems.
To enable this feature, open the Hyper-V Manager and select the Settings for your virtual machine. In the left pane, select Integration Services. In the right pane, check the checkbox next to Enable Drag and Drop. Save your changes and restart your virtual machine for the changes to take effect.
Once the drag and drop feature is enabled, you can transfer files by simply dragging them from your host computer into the guest operating system window.
How to use the drag and drop feature in Hyper-V?
Hyper-V allows you to configure the drag and drop feature in virtual machines to move files easily between your host machine and the guest machine. This can be useful if you move files from your host machine to the guest machine or vice versa.
To enable the drag and drop feature in Hyper-V, follow the steps mentioned below:
1) Open Hyper-V Manager, press Windows key + R, then type hvconsole and hit Enter.
2) Right-click on the virtual machine on which you want to enable the drag and drop feature and click Settings.
3) In the left pane, expand Integration Services.
4) Check the box next to Drag and Drop in the right pane.
5) Click OK.
Some tips for using the drag and drop feature in Hyper-V:
To use the drag and drop feature in Hyper-V, you need to enable it in the settings of your virtual machine. Once enabled, you can drag and drop files from your host machine into your VM or vice versa.
If you’re having trouble getting the drag and drop feature to work, here are a few tips that might help:
Ensure the ‘Enable mouse integration’ setting is turned off in your VM’s settings. This setting can be found under ‘Input & Output’.
If you’re using Windows 10 as your host operating system, you may need to disable the ‘InPrivate browsing’ feature in Edge.
This can be done by opening Edge and then clicking on the three dots in the top right corner of the browser. Choose ‘Settings’ from the menu and then click on ‘View advanced settings. Finally, toggle the ‘Block pop-ups’ option to ‘Off’.
If you’re still having trouble, try restarting your host machine and your VM.
What is Hyper-V?
Hyper-V is a Microsoft virtualization technology that allows you to create virtual machines (VMs) on a physical server. VMs are essentially self-contained operating systems (OSes) that can run on various hardware platforms. With Hyper-V, you can install and run multiple OSes on a single physical server, which can be useful for development and testing.
We hope this guide has helped show you how to drag and drop files in Hyper-V virtual machines. Please let us know in the comments below if you have any questions or feedback.