Transfer Files Securely Using Remote Desktop

For Windows Dedicated Servers, Windows Virtual Servers, and Windows Cloud Servers

We will explain how you can use the Remote Desktop to copy files between your PC and server.

By default, no FTP server is installed on our Windows Dedicated Servers. Therefore, the easiest way to copy files securely between the server and your computer is to copy via the Remote Desktop.

  • Open a Remote Desktop Connection.

    Windows 8: On the Start screen, type Remote Desktop Connection, and then click Remote Desktop Connection in the list of results.

    Windows 10: On the taskbar, click the search box and type Remote Desktop Connection. Then select the Remote Desktop Connection app.

    The Remote Desktop Connection window opens.

  • Click Show Options.

  • Select the Local Resources (Windows 7 and 8) or Local Devices and Resources (Windows 10) tab and click More...

  • In the drive overview, select the drives you need for your remote session.

  • Click on OK.

  • Connect to your server.

You can now access the mounted drives via Windows Explorer and copy or move files between drives as desired.