Windows 10: Clipboard sharing and drag-n-drop not working with VirtualBox

Discus and support Clipboard sharing and drag-n-drop not working with VirtualBox in Windows 10 Virtualization to solve the problem; In VirtualBox, I have enabled bidirectional clipboard sharing and drag-n-drop. However, neither works. Anybody have any ideas about what might be... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Virtualization' started by lbeachmike, Mar 14, 2021.

  1. Clipboard sharing and drag-n-drop not working with VirtualBox


    In VirtualBox, I have enabled bidirectional clipboard sharing and drag-n-drop. However, neither works.

    Anybody have any ideas about what might be wrong?

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    Well, figured out that I had to install Guest Additions on the guest VM.

    This was done by mounting the ISO and then running the installer from inside the guest Windows VM.

    :)
     
    lbeachmike, Mar 14, 2021
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  2. Clipboard sharing and drag-n-drop not working with VirtualBox

    In VirtualBox, I have enabled bidirectional clipboard sharing and drag-n-drop. However, neither works.

    Anybody have any ideas about what might be wrong?

    - - - Updated - - -

    Well, figured out that I had to install Guest Additions on the guest VM.

    This was done by mounting the ISO and then running the installer from inside the guest Windows VM.
     
    lbeachmike, Mar 14, 2021
    #2
  3. Clipboard sharing and drag-n-drop not working with VirtualBox

    Thanks. This is not in the installation tutorial on tenforums. I think it would be very helpful to add the couple extra steps.

    Install Windows 10 Virtual Machine in VirtualBox

    I started a new thread, because it was a totally different issue than my original thread described and I figured it would be easier for people to find.
     
    lbeachmike, Mar 14, 2021
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  4. Clipboard sharing and drag-n-drop not working with VirtualBox

    Drag and Drop

    Hi Charles,

    the steps you suggested didn't work for me but, when pressing the escape key it somehow expanded the drive and by using drag and drop to the single file in the list worked.

    In the past I could drag and drop multiple folders onto the drive on the network computer(s). Doing it on individual folders will take far too long and time consuming and is not an option.

    Microsoft should be able to identify what is blocking it and issue a fix.

    My machine is multi boot so tomorrow I will try with Windows 7.

    Many thanks for your help,

    Deric
     
    DericStain, Mar 14, 2021
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