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vmplayer drag and drop option disable

hi all,

i want to disable drag and drop option(copy) for vm guest on vmplayer to host.
can please help how to do...
when i check the article it says vm tools to be removed, but doing so it will impact the performance of guest os.
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
When using VMware Workstation to drag and drop from guest to host, you need VMware Tools installed. If VMware Player supports drag and drop, then the Tools would need to be installed.  

Also, it is a good idea anyway to have the Tools installed.

Where did you see that you must remove Tools for drag and drop?
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Here is a VMware Community Support post that says Drag and Drop from host to guest works with VMware Player.

https://communities.vmware.com/thread/460181

I am pretty sure you need the Tools installed.
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Skumar_CCSAAuthor Commented:
Open VMware player help...
You can see VMware took must be installed for drag and drop enable...

If you don't install then drag  and drop will not work...but VMware don't suggest to remove
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You can disable Drag and Drop and also Copy and Paste in the machine settings. See below:

VMware-Drag-and-Drop
That may be sufficient and leaves the Tools installed.

If you are concerned people are going to mess with the machine, you can lock it down to prevent changes. You may need Workstation for this.
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Skumar_CCSAAuthor Commented:
That will be too expensive
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
So then try just disabling the option and see if you have issues. No cost to change the option.
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Skumar_CCSAAuthor Commented:
VM player did not option to do like vm workstation, but there might be solution for it....looking for that
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
try adding the following to the VMX file

isolation.tools.dnd.disable = "TRUE"
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Skumar_CCSAAuthor Commented:
Thanks Andrew...let me check
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
isolation.tools.copy.disable = "TRUE"
isolation.tools.dnd.disable = "TRUE"
isolation.tools.paste.disable = "TRUE"

these are the above lines added to a VMX, if you use the options menu and un-tick the default!

if the options are ticked, they are set to:-

isolation.tools.copy.disable = "FALSE"
isolation.tools.dnd.disable = "FALSE"
isolation.tools.paste.disable = "FALSE"

Now I understand you do not have that option in VMware Player, so I would try adding these values.
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Skumar_CCSAAuthor Commented:
Thanks..
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Skumar_CCSAAuthor Commented:
Thanks Andrew
It worked for me.....
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Skumar_CCSAAuthor Commented:
Both the options worked for me...
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