What are your Thoughts?



  1. Zeiser
    October 3, 2018 @ 6:05 PM

    Wouldn’t it be easier to just set up a shared folder on the VM at that last step? And then just connect to it from the file explorer of the host using ‘\\’ in the address bar or whatever you set the VM ip to be.


    • iTechtics Staff
      October 3, 2018 @ 11:42 PM

      Yup that could be a great option too the I missed completely. Thanks for sharing the tip Zeiser.


  2. Matt
    July 19, 2018 @ 5:59 PM

    Not being able to copy files to and from the guest operating systems in Hyper-V is due to security reasons. You can see that guest integration services are disabled by default.

    If any virus attacks the VM, there is no way that it can propagate to the host Operating System making it safe. This is really useful on Hyper-V servers where the host server should never be touched and keeps on running 24/7.


  3. Windows10Geek
    July 19, 2018 @ 3:12 PM

    What is the command line method of doing this?


    • iTechtics Staff
      July 19, 2018 @ 3:14 PM

      Good question!

      After enabling Guest Integration Services in VM settings, you can use the following PowerShell command to copy one file from host to guest:
      Copy-VMFile “WinVM” –SourcePath “C:\file.txt” –DestinationPath “C:\file.txt” –CreateFullPath –FileSourceHost