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can't drag and drop files through tightvnc gui, windows

I’ve created a droplet and i want to connect to it through gui from windows. I download putty and vnc … but i missed step 5 in this tutorial https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-vnc-server-on-debian-8

The tightvnc is opening but i can’t drag and drop files to the server.


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I’m not sure that this is supported feature with TightVNC. Step 5 is about creating systemd service and nothing about transferring files. This step will ensure that you can manage VNC server (start and stop it mostly) via systemd commands:

  1. sudo systemctl start myvncserver.service
  2. sudo systemctl stop myvncserver.service
  3. sudo systemctl restart myvncserver.service

Also this will let you startup VNC server automatically when you reboot Droplet. As you see, nothing to do with file transfers.

However, you can use some other utilities for transferring files, like WinSCP, which is great tool. You can also set up sFTP or something similar. Maybe if someone got it working can share his experience, but I don’t thing it’s supported.