Cannot Copy File But Can Drag File

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Cannot Copy File But Can Drag File

Postby cheng1 » 17. Aug 2022, 09:04

I installed Virtualbox 6.1.36 on Mac OS 12.5, I installed the extension for VirtualBox and GuestAddition for every virtual OS. I set permission for VirtualBox on Mac system preference. I also set "share clipboard" to "bidirectional", but I cannot copy file between host and guest system. I tested Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows XP and Ubuntu. However, I can drag file between host and guest system. I am confused is anything that I miss for sharing clipboard.
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Re: Cannot Copy File But Can Drag File

Postby mpack » 17. Aug 2022, 13:19

This is by design. The clipboard is used for plain text and graphics clippings, not for files.

Drag and drop is a different feature entirely.
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