Sharing clipboard between Real machine and vmWare

Sharing a Clipboard in VMWare

by Chris Hoffman, Demand Media Google

VMware’s virtual machine programs support clipboard sharing. The clipboard sharing feature shares the contents of your clipboard between your computer’s host operating system and VMware’s virtual machines. You can copy both files and text between operating systems with this feature. The clipboard sharing feature requires that VMware Tools be installed in the virtual machine. VMware Tools also enables drag and drop between virtual machines and your host operating system.

VMware Tools

VMware Tools must be installed in each virtual machine you want to use the clipboard sharing feature with. Launch the virtual machine in VMware, click the “Virtual Machine” menu at the top of the VMware window and select “Install VMware Tools” to get started. An installation window appears in the virtual machine; complete the installer to install VMware Tools. VMware automatically enables clipboard sharing when VMware Tools is installed.


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