Operating systems Information - Copy and Paste is not working on Remote Desktop Connection


The copy and paste function may stop working when we are connected to a remote machine.
The problem comes from a little process called rdpclip.

Rdpclip (remote desktop clipboard) is responsible for managing a shared clipboard between your local host and the remote desktop (the process runs on the remote machine not your local host).


Fixing the issue is pretty straightforward and involves a few simple steps as mentioned below:

  1. Load up task manager (right click taskbar and select Task Manager)
  2. Go to the Processes Tab
  3. Select rdpclip.exe (if you do not find one, go to step 5)
  4. Click End Process
  5. Go to the Application Tab
  6. Click New Process
  7. Type rdpclip
  8. Click Ok.

Copy and paste should now work normally again.

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