• VMware copy/paste doesn't work


    I’m trying Antergos (ISO minimal - fresh install) as a VMware virtual machine.

    I’ve installed open-vm-tools and resize works properly, but copy/paste between host and guest always fails (I’ve got the black screen message “preparing to copy files on virtual machine” and then i return on the guest with nothing copied).

    I’ve tried it with 2 hosts : Windows 7 and Ubuntu.

    Am I missing something to do ?

    • Go into VM / Settings / Options / Guest Isolation

    • UNCHECK both checkboxes (Enable drag and drop, Enable copy and paste) and click OK.

    • Shut down the guest, and shut down VMware Workstation

    • Reboot the host computer

    • Run VMware Workstation but do not launch the guest yet.

    • Go into VM / Settings / Options / Guest Isolation for the guest, and CHECK both checkboxes

    • Power On the guest.

  • Thank for your reply,
    I’m on WMware player and i don’t have these options (but I’ve already try to add these option in the .vmx file).

    I’ve got a Archlinux VM which is older than the Antergos one. Open-vm-tools worked on it but when i updated it i had the same issue… So, I will search the package which cause it

  • i would try virtualbox, if you want more configuration aviable, or install Antergos instead of UBUNTU on real Hardware ;)
    This is also not related to the GUEST itself as i can see from what you are telling… may take a look at vmware-player forums ?

  • Thanks, I’ll check it

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