JoshFink
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Can't Drag and Drop between OSX and OSX VM

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Fusion 5.03

OSX 10.8.4 fully patch on both the VM and the Host.

I'm simply trying to drag a 397KB file from the desktop of the host to the desktop of the VM

I drag it over and it snaps back to the host desktop.

I've uninstalled and reinstalled the VMWare Tools on the VM.

I've also uninstalelled and then rebooted and then installed and rebooted with no luck.

I've also rebooted the Host machine as well.

This was originally a Lion install where the tools were installed and then upgraded to Mountain Lion and then patched.

I'm assuming it's probably something simple I'm missing.

Thanks for the help

Josh

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WoodyZ
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When in doubt, read the documentation! Smiley Wink  Have a look at: Creating an OS X Server Virtual Machine in VMware Fusion

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WoodyZ
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When in doubt, read the documentation! Smiley Wink  Have a look at: Creating an OS X Server Virtual Machine in VMware Fusion

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JoshFink
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Well there you go. I've never used VMWare before on OSX. I've always been a windows guy. Kind of disappointing to lose functionality.

Thanks for the help

Josh

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tracywang
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Thanks for using fusion, you can transfer your files between Mac host and Mac VM by Shared Folder in VM settings.

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hlpdt10
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try to reinstall vmware Tools and reboot the virtuamachine Smiley Happy

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WoodyZ
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hlpdt10 wrote: try to reinstall vmware Tools and reboot the virtuamachine Smiley Happy

I see you too have not read the documentation!  Reinstalling VMware Tools and or rebooting the Virtual Machine will have no affect whatsoever on JoshFi's not being able to drag and drop with an OS X Guest since it is not supported in an OS X Guest! Smiley Wink

hlpdt10
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Sorry I didn't read carefully!! So there is only way is using the share folder Smiley Happy

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