why my USB drive always appear in my PC in stead of my vmware work station ?

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why my USB drive always appear in my PC in stead of my vmware work station ?
My PC is win 7 and vmware ver is 8.0 The USB controller is enabled. But when i inserted the USB drive, it always appear in my PC. I want it to be at my vmware work station. Thank you
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Clicik the VMware Workstation VM, and select and connect the USB Device to the VM.

Once this has been done once, VMware Workstation should remember this device, and connect to the VM, on insertion next time.

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Thanks. i used to see the connect button, but now i cannot see it. please see below

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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inside it, no connect. please see pic, i remember it has it like what you said
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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You have added a USB Controller device in the VM?

It does not look as if, VMware Workstation is recognising any USB devices?

when you connect a USB device to your PC, does it install a VMware USB driver?

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You have added a USB Controller device in the VM?  -- Yes,

It does not look as if, VMware Workstation is recognising any USB devices? it used to work before, and i donot know what happen. when i inserted the USB, i did not find any response in vmware

when you connect a USB device to your PC, does it install a VMware USB driver? it used to work before, and i never installed USB drive .
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I've seen this issue, restart the PC, otherwise, try uninstalling and re-unstaling the software.

the VMware USB drivers seem to have broken.

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