On OSX guests VMWare tool install has to be done manually - did you choose that option and run the installer?
Yes. Multiple times. Even uninstall and reinstall. The "VMware Shared Folders" alias shows up on the desktop of the VM.
Changing the window size zooms in and out but no resolution change.
Ok, I think this is related to the 'blurry' issue that's cropped up. My OSX guests don't resize either, they just get bigger (and blurrier). Changing to use 'full resolution' results in a tiny UI. In the other thread, VMWare's said they're working on the bug.
Does it matter that Fusion 11.5 is running on OS X 10.14? Or does updating to 10.15 help?
10.15 doesn't solve either problem...we'll have to wait for a fix.
Particularly for me the issue was with OneDrive. I have OneDrive configured on mac and I was trying to pass this on to my Windows VM but I could not open files.
What I noticed is the Windows VM could only open files in OneDrive that I had a local copy.
Files in mirrored folders worked fine, for example desktop, downloads and so on
Hope this helps
Something I noticed about Fusion after the upgrade to Catalina was that Fusion was unchecked by default on "Full Disk Access" under Security & Privacy / Privacy. Checking it does not help, but also Mac Security should be prompting to all or deny access to folders you are trying to share with the Guest OS. Just another clue until VMWare decides to fix this.
I have the same problem with a Mac OS X 10.12 virtual machine. Any sign of a fix from vmware yet?
Same problem on macOS 10.14.6 after upgrading from VMware Fusion Pro 11.1 to 11.5.1.
This problem has effectively rendered VMware Fusion useless. I'm better off keeping old hardware around to remote desktop into the machines at this point.
I have the same issue. Upgraded from 8.5 to 11.5 and ElCapitan guest only runs in 1024x768
Host is High Sierra
- Reinstalled VM Tools several times.
- Tried sudo /Library/Application\ Support/VMware\ Tools/vmware-resolutionSet 1920 1080
but get the error unable to find the service
- Tried several combinations in the display settings of the VM.
On the guest it shows only 3MB of video memory, although for the VM 1GB is configured.
A fast solution would be appreciated, I`m running an important application in the VM.
11.5 or 11.5.1?
Make sure you've upgraded the virtual hardware and VMWare tools - the latter has to be done manually for OSX.
I updated the virtual hardware and I installed the VMWare tools several times
Upgrade to 11.5.1, that looks to have fixed the issue.
I tried 11.5.1 and at first it looked like it worked.
I then updated the VMWare tools and the issue came up again.
I then installed the VMWare Tools 10.3.10 and now it is working.
So it looks like the VMWare Tools 11 is causing the issue.