Hello. I have an Alienware 17 R5 laptop with Windows 10 Pro x64 installed. I recently installed VMware Workstation 15 Pro and then I installed Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon x64 as a new VM. Everything is fine and shared folders work, but, both copy and paste and drag and drop do not work, no matter the direction ( ie. to/from guest/host ).
I'm using VMware Workstation 15 Pro version 15.0.2 build 10952284 and I have the latest, I believe, VMware Tools installed with a version of 10.3.2-9925305.
In the VM's setting under "Guest isolation" I have both "drag and drop" and "copy and paste" checked.
Any help would be appreciated.
Had this issue with Kali and Debian. After a day and a half, while downloading an ISO for Ubuntu just to try, I found that open-vm-tools isn't enough for clipboard operations, apparently. You also need open-vm-tools-desktop, which is NOT included in the default VM image. I wouldn't be surprised if Mint running in a VM is similar.
# apt install open-vm-tools open-vm-tools-desktop
For the sake of future searchers, let me know if that worked.