vmware workstation pro host to Vm

trojan81
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VMware workstation pro 14.  

Experts, how do I enable the ability to cut and paste from HOST to VM?

See screenshots of my VMs PREFERENCe < INPUT tab.

I am unable to cut and past from HOST to VM on text or applications.
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Top Expert 2016

Commented:
normally installing vmware tools on the client fixes this

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Commented:
i have vmware tools installed and updated and rebooted. same issue.
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Most Valuable Expert 2012
Expert of the Year 2018
Commented:
Perhaps reinstall the VMware tools.

Make sure in VM, Settings (for the Guest Machines under the Options tab that Input Grabbed is default.

(a) What is the Guest?  I just tested this with Windows 10 Host and Windows 7 Guest.
(b) Consider upgrading to VMware V15
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Top Expert 2014

Commented:
Have you tried unticking the checkboxes under guest isolation, rebooting the VM and then enabling them again?

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Commented:
yes I tried and none work. it is windows 7. I can clone it 3 times and it will work on 2 of them but not 1. Very strange. I won't worry about it. thank you for the suggestions.
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Expert of the Year 2018

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Thanks for the update.

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