i was searching trying to solve this problem but nothing, the problem is that i cant copy any file from the guest and paste in the host.
I try to uninstall the vmware tools and install it again and nothing, reinstall vmware tools and nothing.
it happens when i try to copy text or files, any text and any size/type of files.
but, when i try to copy any file/text from de host to the guest it copy in the VM.
it is a problem of my host? vmwaretools? vmware workstation?
Host: Windows 7 64bits
Guest 1: Windows 7 64bits
Guest 2: Windows XP.
See if this helps
Go to edit settings of the VM > Options tab > Guest Isolation > Enable the Copy and paste option
Can you try logging in to the host as the system (local) administrator user and right click on the Workstation - run as administrator.
Also log into the guest OS as local administrator and see if that works?
Ya works normally on my environment as well. Could you do a clean boot disabling all non vmware and non microsoft services for both host and guest and check?
I'm having the same problem -- I've also tried the suggestions here, tried reinstalling VMTools too (since apparently it controls sync between host and guest)
Workstation 9.0.2 build-1031769
Host: Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit 6.1.7601, Service Pack 1
Different guests XP, Win 7, 2008r2 Server
As a developer this is a big problem for me -- sure would appreciate a fix or work-around if anyone knows ANYTHING...
I have same problem on wks 9.0.1 intemittingly, with various Linux guests and rarely with windows guests.
Since this seems to be a frequent issue, can Vmware add more diagnostics (host side logs, messages) in the copy/paste path to help understand this?
If the instrumentation already exists, how to enable it?
I have the same exact problem and it's really a problem for me. VMware Workstation 9.0.2 build-1031769. Host is Win7 64bit as are the VMs. VMware tools installed on each VM, and copy/paste enabled on all of them. I can drag a file from the host into a VM, but not vice versa. I can't copy/paste between any of them. This sucks.
I'm experiencing the same problem stated in the original post.
My confirguration = Host Windows 7 x64
= Guest Windows Server 2008 R2
= Both OS are with latest SP and are up-to-date with Windows updates.
= Workstation 9.
I have tried all solutions recommended above to no avail. Please help.
p.s The only comfort I got so far is knowing that I'm not alone in this boat.
I wonder whether you all have the same problem:
If I power on a vm or load a snapshot with copy/paste/drag/drop DISABLED, then enabling it does NOT work UNLESS
I save a snapshot after I enabled and then reload the snapshot.
In other words, it seems that copy/paste/drag/drop only works when a snapshot is loaded where it is already enabled.
IF such an enabled snapshot is loaded, I can disable/enable as many times as I want to.
It seems WMware does somehow not initialise correctly the clipboard connection if the checkboxes are initially disabled.
VMware Workstation 9.0.2 host Windows 7 / 64
Guests Windows 7 / 32 and Windows XP
Can anyone confirm that behaviour ?
If I power on a vm or load a snapshot with copy/paste/drag/drop DISABLED, then enabling it does...
I (personally) have NEVER DISABLED copy/paste/drag/drop -- it is always been enabled; so, no I can't confirm this behavior. It is just sometimes it does not work and won't start working again until I reboot the host. Then it may work 1 or 2 times and quit again...
I have VMware 9.0.2 build-1031769, host Windows 8 and guest Windows XP sp3. The first time, I could not copy and paste from guest to host. The Guest Isolation setting is enable drag & drop and enable copy & paste. I closed the guest machine and closed VMware too. Restarted guest machine, now I could do both drag & drop and copy & paste. I think it is a bug.
Have the same problem with VM Workstation 8.
Copy / Paste was working then stopped. Re-instal of VM tools did not fix the problem.
Switching to an Administrator Login has fixed the problem but I don't knoe if this is a long term fix.
Not very convenient as I was deliberately testing functionality of software for a normal user.