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Copy and paste in Esxi client

I need to be able to copy and paste from my laptop to my virtual machine. I already found the post and copied the 2 lines and set them to false under configuration and in the esxi server but it still doesnt work if I log into vshperre client or if I remote in. So, I need to get files/software from my laptop to my vm machines.
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XaelianCommented:
Have you installed VMWare tools?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
quickest way would be to create an iso or virtual floppy disc.

Use Winimage or Magic ISO,. and attach the iso or floppy disc to the VM.

You can also attach USB drives in your laptop to the VM as well.

whilst you have the Open Console open, click the USB icon, if you VM has a USB Controller!
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jbell72Author Commented:
Yes, vmware tools are installed.
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jbell72Author Commented:
I added a usb devic under hardware, but when I go back in to associate my device with usb I get no option. I powered off vm and tried as well, no options. I am using v 4.1.0
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XaelianCommented:
You can create a shared folder and drop the files you need in it. With this you can do it.

http://www.vmware.com/support/ws5/doc/ws_running_shared_folders.html
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Once you've added a USB Controller to the VM (if OS supported), this can be done hot.

if you click the USB Icon on the Open Console bar, you should be able to connect to local machine USB device.

usb
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jbell72Author Commented:
There is no USB icon, I just have the cd and the floppy up there.
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jbell72Author Commented:
Im using Win 7 for OS if that has anything to do with it.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
I'm also using Windows 7.

Check, if the virtual machine version is 7.0.
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jbell72Author Commented:
ok, I had to add the device after adding the controller. Once I plugged in my usb hard drive into my esxi server, the option for add usb device became available in the vm settings.
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