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How can I copy files from my Mac to PC via Microsoft Remote Desktop?

When copying files from Mac to PC using Microsoft Remote Desktop I prefer to share a subfolder, not the entire drive. Here's how: In Remote Desktop on your Mac select your PC in the "My Desktops" ...
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Looking for VNC client solutions that work reliably on a Mac running OS X 10.9.5

The built-in VNC client with OS X works just great with most VNC servers I've tried on FreeBSD. I've mostly been using TigerVNC from ports (seems to be the fastest with OS X's VNC client), and the ...
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How to emulate mouse right-click in Microsoft Remote Desktop?

Actually I use RDP from a Mac all the time to Windows servers. The right-click can be simulated with a two finger tap on a track pad. The same behaviour works from a magic mouse and magic track pad.
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Force the resolution on a headless mac mini server

Simplest solution: Just hold the 'Option' key while you press on 'Scaled' button in the display settings in system preferences. This will bring up all available resolutions and you can change to ...
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Where does Microsoft RDP 8 for Mac store its configuration

If you want to share a configuration you can select the target under My Desktops and either right-click and select Export or from the Microsoft Remote Desktop File menu select Export. The file that ...
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Force the resolution on a headless mac mini server

Just downloading Display menu from App Store (free) and choosing highest resolution worked for me on Yosemite. Now running headless with great remote screen resolution. No other actions required.
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Several users simultaneously on a Mac mini

Not sure how it was 2 years ago when this question was asked but I confirmed that this work out of the box for me now. Mid 2010 Mac Mini running OS X Mavericks 10.9 Client machine tested: Windows 7 ...
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VNC Client that can send Ctrl+Alt+Delete?

The built-in Screen Sharing application on OS X is a VNC client that can send Ctrl-Alt-Del: Laptop keyboard: fn+control+command+delete Full-size keyboard: control+option+delete
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MacOS Mojave remote access login screen stuck on infinite loading spinner

Remote login should be allowed (System Preferences -> Sharing -> Remote login). Connect via ssh: ssh user@host Run sudo pkill loginwindow Connect using VNC as usual
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How do I prevent Remote Access to my Mac?

I would be surprised if this was an expert attack. I suspect you've been socially engineered into giving someone Remote Access. Getting past your router's firewall is not trivial & can best be ...
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Can I remote desktop to another user on the same machine?

ARD into your "work account" and then do the following on the remote computer to open a Screen Sharing window to your "personal account" on the same remote computer. Create an SSH tunnel. It works ...
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Weird remotedesktop folder in usr/local - safe?

To determine the origin you have several tools at hand: Code signing. Check the code signing of the app/pkg: codesign -dv --verbose=4 /usr/local/remotedesktop/RemoteDesktopChangeClientSettings.pkg ...
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MacOS Mojave remote access login screen stuck on infinite loading spinner

This appears to be a bug in MacOS Mojave's VNC implementation. Thankfully, I have found a workaround. In the settings app, select Sharing. Then select "Screen Sharing" on the left and click on the "...
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Remote into Mac Mini after a reboot

Apple supports this out of the box. Under the Sharing preference pane you need to enable either the Screen Sharing or the Remote Management and then use the Computer Settings dialog to enable VNC. ...
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Replacement for CoRD (Microsoft RDP )

I've found, and am now loving, Royal TSX. Not only does it do exactly what I loved CoRD for - multiple RDP connections in a single window - it has a plugin system that'll connect to VNC, TeamViewer, ...
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Is screen sharing under Sierra secure, i.e., a fully encrypted connection?

The answer depends on how you connect to it. If you're using a standard VNC client to connect with a password only, nothing is encrypted. Not even the password. If you're using the Screen Sharing ...
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Which key is Insert on Microsoft Remote Desktop?

I just ran into this issue and had to experiment a bit until I found a solution. Using a Magic Keyboard, I am able to send an insert key by pressing clear to toggle the number lock on (depending on ...
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How do I switch between desktops and full screen apps when accessing a remote machine via Screen Sharing?

do a spotlight search on the remote mac with the string "mission control". Works on Yosemite at least
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Looking for VNC client solutions that work reliably on a Mac running OS X 10.9.5

You can connect to remote Linux machines with your Mac's built-in vnc client. Setup the vnc server on the remote Linux machine. On your Mac, go to Finder. Press cmd+K or Go > Connect to Server. In ...
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How can I copy files from my Mac to PC via Microsoft Remote Desktop?

Try copy pasting the whole folder. It is easy and quite flexible at the same time It worked like a charm for me. Mark the folder in the macOS Finder and press Cmd+C In the Windows Explorer in the ...
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Force the resolution on a headless mac mini server

SwitchResX worked for me. It is a shareware utility that installs itself into System Preferences. From within the panel, it allows you to force the default resolution of an external monitor.
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VNC Client that can send Ctrl+Alt+Delete?

If you are using a Mac and screen sharing on a Windows machine, use fn+ctrl+option+delete.
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Alternative for RealVNC?

Chicken If you are looking for a VNC client, the open source Chicken client supports connecting to specific ports. Tiger VNC You can install Tiger VNC via the brew project with: brew install tiger-...
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Screen sharing stops working after disconnecting for about five minutes

My workaround for this problem is to login via ssh and kill loginwindow process: sudo pkill loginwindow This will allow to login via VNC then.
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Can I remotely access my Mac from Linux using screen sharing?

Ubuntu has community wiki guide for the matter https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AppleRemoteDesktop Setting up the Mac to be Accessed Remotely On the Mac: Open System Preferences (it's in the Apple ...
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Can Microsoft RDC client use retina scale resolution on the MacBook Pro?

Go to RDP settings, add the full screen resolution of your Mac (eg. 2880x1800 or a scaled version thereof, eg. 1920x1200, 2160x1350, ...). Go to connection and choose that resolution and enable ...
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ScreenSharing as VNC client/viewer doesn't work in Yosemite

On OS X Yosemite the Screen Sharing app moved to the applications subfolder: /System/Library/CoreServices/Applications
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Unlocking and locking mac screen via ssh

There are many ways to lock and unlock your Mac via SSH. The easiest and probably the fastest way is to use osascript (applescript). Locking Mac To do this, log in via ssh and type in osascript -e ...
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Where to find VNC access logs with IP addresses on Sierra?

Beginning with macOS Sierra, there is a new unified logging system, which requires a bit more work to access than the old system.log, but includes far more details. Use this command to show the last ...
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