Solved

VMWare Fusion loses ability to copy/paste to host

Posted on 2011-02-19
3
1,482 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Over the last few days Fusion has stopped allowing copy/paste between VM and host. It is a bit erratic. Sometimes working, sometimes not. Sometimes the workaround of pasting between Windows Notepad works, and allows a multi-step operation.
 
I have not changed any settings that I know of.
 
What would cause this/how can I fix?
0
Comment
Question by:jasimon9
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:zazagor
ID: 34944699
Hi there,

To be sure that copy/paste works fine you must have Vmware-tools installed.

//zaZagor
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
jasimon9 earned 0 total points
ID: 34944755
It is. This is not the problem.

However, I read somewhere that a workaround might be to not have the VM automatically start when VMWare loads. Instead wait a minute. I tried this once, and after doing that, copy/paste is in fact working. This will need more testing however.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:jasimon9
ID: 35496429
Seems the "wait before starting the VM" that I mentioned does in fact solve the problem.
0

Featured Post

Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
2 VGA on VM 3 40
VMware 6:  VMs vanished during migration 8 53
VMware 6.0 second VCenter PSC question 3 24
Moving Vmware Vms to Hyper V 6 71
In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Create your first Windows Virtual Machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5) Host Server, the Windows OS we will install is Windows Server 2016.
In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Perform a Physical to Virtual (P2V) Conversion the easy way from a computer backup (image).
Teach the user how to delpoy the vCenter Server Appliance and how to configure its network settings Deploy OVF: Open VM console and configure networking:
Teach the user how to use create log bundles for vCenter Server or ESXi hosts Open vSphere Web Client: Generate vCenter Server and ESXi host log bundle:  Open vCenter Server Appliance Web Management interface and generate log bundle: Open vCenter Se…

929 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

12 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now