I am working on remote computers on a daily basis and copy and paste issue between the host and remote machine is one of the most annoying issues. The problem is coming from a 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). I am not sure if is a rule or not, but I have notice that this is happening when the remote machine is not restarted in a long time and in a remote work this is really common.
To fix this follow the next simple steps.
- Load up task manager (right click taskbar and select Task Manager)
- Go to the Processes Tab
- Select rdpclip.exe
- Click End Process
- Go to the Application Tab
- Click New Process
- Type rdpclip.
- Click Ok
Now you should be able to use the copy and paste function between the computers.
Unfortunately, I didn't found any permanent solution to fix it. What you can do and simplify these steps is to create a .bat or .cmd file and just run the file when needed: the fix is at one double-click distance.
The commands needed to be added in the .bat file are:
taskkill.exe /im rdpclip.exe rdpclip.exe
It is not a nice solution but is the faster way to do it.