Using VMware Guest Isolation [Copy and Paste]

In the previous posts, we have discussed a lot about the VMware step by step tutorials. Here is another VMware article for you. In this post, we will explain how to enable VMware Guest Isolation feature.

VMware guest isolation feature allows you to copy and paste text and files from the host system to the guest operating system. It also allows you to drag and drop files from the host system to the guest operating system, and copy and paste text and files from one virtual machine to other virtual machine.

It means you don’t need to setup network between virtual machines and the host system to copy or move data. Before configuring VMware Guest Isolation, first, you need to ensure that the VMware Tools are installed in the virtual machine.

Also read: How to download, install and use VMware Tools.

To configure VMware Guest Isolation options, you need to perform the following steps:

  1. Select the desired virtual machine and open the Virtual Machine Settings window.
  2. Select the Options tab and then select Guest Isolation.
  3. In the right pane, select the Enable drag and drop and Enable copy and paste check boxes.
  4. Close the Virtual Machine Settings window.

The following figure shows the VMware Guest Isolation options.

Configure VMware Guest Isolation Feature

Now, you are ready to perform copy/move or drag and drop files from host system to virtual machine. Refer the following figure.

Copy pase data in VMware Virtual Machines

That’s all you need to enable the VMware Guest Isolation options. Hope, this short article helps you. Please do share the article. You may also navigate to more VMware step by step tutorials.

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