virtual PC (running XP) copying and pasting question.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by sk1985, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. sk1985 macrumors regular

    Jan 13, 2006
    I was wondering if it was possible to copy and past an item from OSX to my virtual pc program running XP? Also is there another way of importing files from Virtual PC to OSX and visa versa?
  2. mduser63 macrumors 68040


    Nov 9, 2004
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Yes to both. I've never tried copying anything other than text, but it works just fine. You do have to use the correct shortcuts for each OS, ie. cmd-c to copy from the Mac, then ctrl-V to paste into Windows. As for transferring files, there are several options. Drag and drop works, so you can drag files from the Mac into the VPC window and vice versa. Also, you can set up shared directories that both the Mac and PC can see. I do believe that these features require that you install Virtual PC additions in Windows. You can do so from one of the menus in VPC, but I think maybe only Windows 2000 and XP are supported.
  3. sk1985 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 13, 2006
    Thanks. My only problem is that when every I cut and paste or drag and drop into either OSes nothing happens...:confused: I'll see if I can figure whats going wrong.

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