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How to Transfer Files to Hyper-V Virtual Machines?

There are many ways to transfer files to Hyper v virtual machines in Windows 10 or Hyper-v server. The easiest way in hyper v transfer file from host to virtual machines is using Hyper-v drag and drop files. It’s the builtin features of Hyper-v that let you copy a file from host to hyper-v virtual machines. The other ways are to copy files into hyper-v virtual machines is to mount a virtual hard disk. The third way is using ISO files. It’s also a good way in hyper-v to copy files from host to guest.

Transfer Files to Hyper v Virtual Machines

In this article, I’m going to explain all the ways to transfer files to hyper-v virtual machines. So try to learn one of them to transfer files to hyper-v virtual machines.

The first and secure and the easiest one is using Hyper-v Enhanced Session Mode. The Hyper-v enhanced session mode makes you able to copy and paste the file to hyper-v without any problems. So using this feature need the below configuration.

1. From the Hyper-v Settings, select Enhanced Session Mode and tick the check box of Use enhanced session mode.

Transfer Files to Hyper V Virtual Machines
Transfer Files to Hyper V Virtual Machines

To know more about Hyper-v Enhanced sessions mode, read the article how to Drag and Drop Files in Hyper-v Virtual Machines? This is a step by step guide to transfer files to hyper-v virtual machines or copy and paste files to Hypver-v virtual machines. The benefits of Hyper-v enhanced session mode is easy to transfer files to hyper-v virtual machines and also transfer files from the virtual machine to the host. Just copy and paste the file to the host or copy and paste the file to guest virtual machines.

Copy Files to Hyper-v Virtual Machines with ISO

Transfer Files to Hyper-V Virtual Machines - Technig
Transfer Files to Hyper-V Virtual Machines – Technig

The second one is using iso files to copy files to hyper-v virtual machines. It only helps you to transfer files from host to virtual machines, but you can not move files from the virtual machine to host. Mostly it’s used for mounting operating system images and software that compressed into an iso file. To create ISO files from your files and software, better to use a third-party application such as Powers IOS. Currently, Windows doesn’t have builtin GUI and command-line tools to help you create an ISO image file. The Windows AIK has tools to create an ISO file used for Windows deployment Services. But need to download one and a half GB files of Windows AIK.

Transfer files to Hyperv-v VM using Network File Sharing

Sharing between virtual machines and host is another way to help you transfer files to hyper v virtual machines. It is easy and you must already know the hyper-v internet connection. I also wrote an article about how to install Ubuntu in Hyper-v. As well as share file between Ubuntu and Windows 10. To learn more about hyper-v tips, see the hyper-v articles sections. I hope you get something new from this article and write your problems through the command line. We will respond to each command which has problems and any issue.

1 Comment
  1. Fbi Fido says

    Suppose that I wanted to copy the C:\Scripts\Script.ps1 file from the Hyper-V host to a folder named C:\PowerShell on a VM named DemoServer1. The command used for doing so would be:

    Copy-VMFile “DemoServer1” -SourcePath “C:\Scripts\Script.ps1” -DestinationPath “C:\PowerShell\Script.ps1” -CreateFullPath -FileSource Host

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