Shared clipboard between Hyper-V VM and Win 10 host


  1. Posts : 13,929
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #1

    Shared clipboard between Hyper-V VM and Win 10 host


    Does Hyper-V support shared clipboard with host. I can't see any way to do it and it's a feature I really miss from Oracle VB.
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  2. Posts : 12,412
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #2

    Only 1 thing comes to mind, the change in the Win10 clipboard could be an issue. With the saving of some couple dozen clips maybe the storage of them is part of it.
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  3. Posts : 24,475
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #3

    There's some limited support. If you have the VM in a window rather than full screen, then the Clipboard menu at the top of the window allows you to paste text from the host's clipboard into the VM.

    Shared clipboard between Hyper-V VM and Win 10 host-image.png
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  4. Posts : 17,635
    Windows 10 Pro
       #4

    Enhanced Mode supports fully integrated, bidirectional (host to guest, guest to host) clipboard. It is enabled by default:

    Shared clipboard between Hyper-V VM and Win 10 host-image.png

    Clicking More shows more options. For instance, you can select all host drives to be shown on guest File Explorer:

    Shared clipboard between Hyper-V VM and Win 10 host-image.png

    or select which host drives will be shown on guest:

    Shared clipboard between Hyper-V VM and Win 10 host-image.png

    Selected drives can be directly accessed from guest:

    Shared clipboard between Hyper-V VM and Win 10 host-image.png

    Enhanced Mode requires guest OS to be Windows Server 2012 R2 or later, or Windows 8.1 or later on Generation 2 virtual machines, Windows 10 Pro, Education or Enterprise guest OS on Generation 1 virtual machines.

    Tutorial: Turn On or Off Hyper-V Enhanced Session Mode in Windows 10

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  5. Posts : 13,929
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
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       #5

    Which precludes the use of RDT. I'll have to play with it and see how I like it. Enhanced mode doesn't support something that RDT gave me (my problem from a week or two ago) but I can't remember what that is right now, but it sounds like a trade off of options.

    I think VirtualBox handled this better, providing full bi-directional support for clipboard and drag and drop. Hyper-V has better network support.
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  6. Posts : 13,929
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
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       #6

    Kari said:
    Enhanced Mode supports fully integrated, bidirectional (host to guest, guest to host) clipboard. It is enabled by default:

    Shared clipboard between Hyper-V VM and Win 10 host-image.png
    How do I get to this window? I can't seem to find it. I'm in Enhanced mode now.
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  7. Posts : 24,475
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #7

    Ztruker said:
    How do I get to this window? I can't seem to find it. I'm in Enhanced mode now.
    I don't think you can do it now you are in Enhanced mode. When you got this screen you could click 'Show Options'.

    Shared clipboard between Hyper-V VM and Win 10 host-enhanced-mode-connect.png
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  8. Posts : 13,929
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
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       #8

    I've turned off Enhanced Mode. Right click and Connect with RDT doesn't give me any options.
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  9. Posts : 17,635
    Windows 10 Pro
       #9

    Ztruker said:
    How do I get to this window? I can't seem to find it. I'm in Enhanced mode now.
    As Bree said, you can't get it if you are already in Enhanced Mode.

    Just close the VM Connect windows. re-connect to VM, and now when the Enhanced Mode prompt is shown, click Show Options.

    Shared clipboard between Hyper-V VM and Win 10 host-image.png

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  10. Posts : 13,929
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
    Thread Starter
       #10

    Got it. Needed to use Remote Desktop, not via Network, right click, sorry.

    Edit: Works beautifully, many thanks Bree and Kari. Even audio which did not work in Enhanced mode works now.
    Last edited by Ztruker; 26 Sep 2019 at 20:31.
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