2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 15, 2019 11:01 PM by Brodo

    Autoconnecting USB devices stopped working

    feklee Novice

      Since upgrading to VMware Player 15.5.0 build-14665864 on Windows 10 Pro, autoconnecting USB devices doesn’t work anymore.  I get an “unknown error”.  Furthermore, sometimes all USB devices disappear from the list of removable devices in the menu. I then have to restart Windows. None of these issues existed with the version of VMware Player that I previously had installed.


      Here’s what I have in my “vmx” file (Linux VM):


      usb.autoConnect.device0 = "0x04e6:0xe003"

      usb.autoConnect.device1 = "0x0525:0xa4a2"

      usb.autoConnect.device3 = "0x0b6a:0x003c"

      usb.autoConnect.device4 = "0x0b6a:0x4402"


      To be able to access the devices, I have to remove the above lines and then manually add devices using the menu.


      Is there any workaround? Or should I wait for the next bugfix release?