I exported a Linux VM from VirtualBox to VMWare Workstation 16 Pro(16.1.2 build-17966106). Initially, the VM window wasn't resized but that was fixed by running: sudo apt install open-vm-tools
But copy+paste from host to VM doesn't work, so I tried: sudo apt install open-vm-tools-desktop, but it didn't help either.
I also checked settings in the VM in Settings -> Options -> Guest isolation, abd both drag&drop and copy&paste is enabled. I also tried turning these off and on again, and rebooting VM several times.
Copy+paste from host to VM works in my other virtual machines in VMWare which I created myself, so it's something specific to this exported VM from VirtualBox which has gone wrong. Any other things I can try to do to uninstall/reinstall VMWare tools?
I appreciate all help!
Nevermind solved it now, this can be solved. What I did was this:
1. apt remove open-vm-tools-desktop open-vm-tools
2. apt install open-vm-tools-desktop open-vm-tools
3. restart the machine
Workstation 16 Pro, 16.1.2, build 17966106
Ubuntu 18.04, host and guest
I've been dealing with the same issue. I found I had to perform the above steps on both the host and guest systems in order for it to be effective.