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How to Copy Files and Clipboards To and From Local Computers and Remote Sessions

XTAM provides the ability to copy clipboard text and files between your local computer and remote sessions without needing to use FTP or other file transfer software. This also supports the transfer between Windows and Unix/Linux sessions and local computers.

Quick File Transfer Using Drag and Drop is now supported. Learn more here.

 
 

To copy clipboard text between a local computer and a remote session:

Native Control + C and Control + V for clipboard copy and paste is now supported using the Google Chrome browser.

XTAM Copy Clipboard text to and from Remote Sessions

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Select text from your local computer and Copy it to your clipboard.

XTAM Remote Clipboard - Copy Locate Text to Clipboard

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In your Remote Session, hover your mouse pointer in the top 30 pixels of the remote session screen for at least one second.

XTAM Remote Clipboard - Active Remote Menu Zone

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When the dropdown menu appears, click the Clipboard option.

XTAM Remote Clipboard - Clipboard Menu Option

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In the Clipboard field, right click and choose Paste or type text as needed.

XTAM Remote Clipboard - Paste Remote Text

5

When you are ready to transfer the text to your Remote Session, click the Copy button.

XTAM Remote Clipboard - Copy Remote Text

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Back in your Remote Session, paste the text to complete the Clipboard transfer.

XTAM Remote Clipboard - Paste Text in Remote Host

 
 

To copy a file from a local computer to a remote session:

To disable the ability to browse or transfer files during an in-browser session, click here for more information.

XTAM Copy File to and from Remote Session

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In your Remote Session, hover your mouse pointer in the top 30 pixels of the remote session screen for at least one second.

XTAM File Transfer - Active Remote Menu Zone

2

When the dropdown menu appears, click the File Browser option.

XTAM File Transfer - File Browser Option

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Navigate to the target folder location where you wish to upload the file to on your Remote Host by clicking on each Folder.

XTAM File Transfer - Select Target Folder Location

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Next, click the Upload button along the bottom of the dropdown menu.

XTAM File Transfer - Upload Option

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When the File Selection dialog appears, locate and select your file. Click Open when ready.

XTAM File Transfer - Select Transfer File

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The selected local file will now be uploaded to the target folder on your remote host.
 
 

To copy a file from a remote session to a local computer:

To disable the ability to browse or transfer files during an in-browser session, click here for more information.

To maintain proper line formatting, ASCII Mode is supported in cases where files are transferred from remote Unix session hosts to Windows computers.

1

In your Remote Session, hover your mouse pointer in the top 30 pixels of the remote session screen for at least one second.

2

When the dropdown menu appears, click the File Browser option.

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Locate the file you wish to copy from this Remote Host by navigating through its local folder structure by clicking on each file until the File is visible.

4

Once the file is located, simply click on it to begin the download process.

XTAM File Transfer - Download File

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This file will be downloaded to your browser’s default Download location on your local computer.

 

Disable Session File Browsing and Transfer

If you want to disable the ability to browse or transfer files during in-browser remote sessions, then please configure the option described below.

1

Login to XTAM as a System Administrator

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Navigate to Administration > Settings > Parameters > Session File Transfer

3

Select the Disabled option from the dropdown menu.

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Click the Save button next to this option.

 
 

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