mayank697
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Copy/paste functionality not working in workstation pro 16

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I installed kali linux 2021 on my vmware workstation pro 16, and created a user as 'mayank'. The copy/paste functionality is working till now. Now I have switched to user 'root', changed its password and now I have logged out from 'mayank' and logged in as 'root'. Now the copy/paste functionality is not working.

Copy/paste, drag n drop is enable/checked from the options tab in the settings menu. Please help.

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niyijr
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Can you check to see if VMware tools is running when logged in as the 'root' user? 

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niyijr
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Can you check to see if VMware tools is running when logged in as the 'root' user? 

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mayank697
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What exactly worked for me?- 

1. log in as root.

2. apt remove open-vm-tools-desktop open-vm-tools

3. apt install open-vm-tools-desktop open-vm-tools

4. restart the machine

5. bam! it worked

 

PS: my dumb moves are making a good streak

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