By Ellie / Last Updated November 21, 2022

Want to select multiple files with Chrome Remote Desktop

“I have a large number of files that need to transfer to the remote PC. But transferring them one by one is too time-consuming. I’m thinking whether can I use Chrome Remote Desktop to select multiple files and transfer them?”

Google Chrome

Chrome Remote Desktop is a remote access tool developed by Google, and then the file transfer feature in it is undoubtedly efficient. Like the user in this case, some people are considering is it possible to select multiple files with Chrome Remote Desktop so that the efficiency of file sharing will be improved and time will be saved. Luckily, the answer to this question is positive.

How does Chrome Remote Desktop select multiple files?

Before the operation, make sure that both computers are Windows 10 or Windows 11, otherwise, the files transfer with Chrome Remote Desktop cannot be achieved.

Now, the way how to select multiple files with Chrome Remote Desktop will be illustrated clearly. Keep reading and take it into practice.

Step 1. On the host computer, open the Chrome Remote Desktop download page. Click Remote Support first and then click the blue download button.


Step 2. After automatically jumping to the chrome web store, click Add to Chrome to download Chrome Remote Desktop.

Add to Chrome

Step 3. Click Add extension to confirm the installation.


Step 4. Click on Accept & Install to install it.

Ready to Install

Step 5. Enter a name for your computer and then click Next.

Choose Name

Step 6. Choose a PIN with at least 6 numbers, and then enter it twice to start the program. 

Choose A Pin

 Step 7. On the client computer, open the Chrome browser and navigate here. Then log in to the same Google account. Once logged in, you can see the available computers.


Step 8. Click on the computer set up previously, and enter its PIN. Then you could start your remote control.


Step 9. After successfully connecting, click the arrow icon on the right side to expand the sidebar. In the File Transfer column, you can find the options of Upload file and then select multiple files according to your need. And then on the remote PC, click on Download file. Finally, the way to select multiple files with Chrome Remote Desktop and transfer can be achieved.

Transfer Files

Note: Apart from that, you can also use copy and paste in Chrome Remote Desktop to get file transfer.

AnyViewer: Transfer multiple files at once

Now, you must know how to use Chrome Remote Desktop to select multiple files. However, if you encounter some issues in the course of using Chrome Remote Desktop such as Chrome Remote Desktop shows last online or the Windows version is lower than Windows 10, then we recommend a professional & secure remote access software-- AnyViewer to help you transfer multiple files to the remote PC at once.

Compared with Chrome Remote Desktop, the file transfer speed of AnyViewer is fairly quick and the operation is easy. You can transfer files on almost all Windows versions, like Windows 11, 10, 8, 7 and Windows Server. Now follow me to know the operations.   

☞ Before the operation: Put all the files you need into a folder and pack them. (The maximum number of files in your account allows to transfer is 100 each time. Please upgrade your account if you need to transfer more files each time.

Option 1. File Transfer in remote access  

For how to select multiple files on Windows in the remote session, then this option suits you best.

Step 1. Download and install and launch AnyViewer on both computers. Go to Log in, and then click Sign up.

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Step 2. Fill in the signup information.

Sign Up For AnyViewer

Step 3. Then you can see you successfully logged in to AnyViewer on your PC. Your device will automatically be assigned to the account you've logged in to.

Free Editions

Step 4. Log in to the same AnyViewer account on the two devices, then you can achieve a direct connection by clicking One-click control.

File Transfer AnyViewer

Step 5. When the remote connection is established successfully, you can see there are many options in the above line. And the feature Files can be used to transfer files to the remote server.


Step 6. The left pane is the client PC and the right pane is the host PC. On the left pane, choose the folder that contains multiple files and then click on the triangle blue button to transfer files to the remote server. 

Choose Files

If you just want to transfer multiple files to your friend only for a time, you can also get to Connect tab and then enter the partner ID of the remote PC. Choose Remote Control Connect to establish a remote connection and get file transfer.

Remote Control

Option 2. Direct file transfer without controlling the remote computer

If you just want to transfer multiple files to the remote PC without accessing or controlling the remote computer, then this method can be the best choice for you.

Step 1. Log into the account as the above ways and then go to the Connect tab. Enter the device ID of the remote server in the partner ID box. Choose File Transfer and then click on Connect.

File Transfer

Step 2. Then send the control request to the remote PC. When the remote desktop allows remote access, do as above to transfer multiple files.   

Request to Control Your Device

Whenever you want to pause or remove the file transfer, right-click on the transferring and choose Pause or Remove.

Note: If you want to transfer files larger than 100 MB and the files exceed 100, then upgrading your AnyViewer account is a great choice and you’re able to enjoy a unique experience like:

  • Faster transmission speed. Transfer speed for a free account is 500 KB/s, and for a paid account is up to 10 MB/s.
  • Multiple files transfer. The number of file transfer is unlimited. No matter how many they are, they can be transferred efficiently.
  • The larger size of a single file, such as 1 TB can be transferred.
  • Enjoyment of Privacy Mode. With Privacy Mode, the screen of the remote PC would be blackened to safeguard your privacy.
  • Much more devices would be assigned to the same account, making the remote connection more convenient.
  • ...


Here in this post, we list the way to use Chrome Remote Desktop to select multiple files and transfer them. But we have to admit that the connection of Chrome Remote Desktop is too troublesome and the file transfer in it would be limited by the Windows version. For this reason, we strongly recommend AnyViewer to help you transfer files with a little effort.