Windows 10: Can't drag and drop to Windows 10 guest on VM Workstation

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  1. Posts : 4
    10 TP x64 VM on Windows 7 Pro x64
       18 Oct 2014 #1

    Can't drag and drop to Windows 10 guest on VM Workstation


    I have been using VMware Workstation with various OS's for a while and think it's great. However with my Windows 10 x64 TP guest, even though I installed VM tools - it's almost like VM tools isn't running. I can't drag and drop files from host to VM desktop, and although USB flash drives say connected, they don't appear in file explorer.

    I installed 10 as an 8 VM, if you get my drift, so it's either me doing something stupid or 10 being a bit too new for full Workstation 10 functionality. Have uninstalled/reinstalled VM tools. Any suggestions welcome.
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    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint
       19 Oct 2014 #2

    I'm not sure what to suggest, but I have it installed in VMware and the tools work fine for me. I haven't tried to drag and drop, but I can copy/paste between the 2.
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    Windows 10 Professional
       19 Oct 2014 #3

    I could only import via thumb drive with WTP in a VM
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  4. Posts : 4
    10 TP x64 VM on Windows 7 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       19 Oct 2014 #4

    Thanks for replies. I'll post back if I find the solution.
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    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint
       19 Oct 2014 #5

    Jed, would it help if I posted images of my settings?
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  6. Posts : 4
    10 TP x64 VM on Windows 7 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       19 Oct 2014 #6

    essenbe said: View Post
    Jed, would it help if I posted images of my settings?
    Sure, if you would. I'm just using default Windows 8 x64 settings for 10TP, and I have drag + drop and copy + paste checked in Guest Isolation. I have all the prev Windows (from 3.11) in the VMware, most x86, some x64 and the recent ones can drag/drop. I'm a big fan of VMware, so any VM info you got for me is welcome.

    Jed, Manchester UK
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       19 Oct 2014 #7

    Drag and Drop works fine with mine. However, sometimes you will need to move the mouse back and forth until you see the + sign then release the mouse.

    In order to see the external USB, from the Menu: VM->Removable Devices->XXX->connect, XXX is your device
    OR: from the status bar at bottom right, click on the USB Device->connect
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    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint
       20 Oct 2014 #8

    Here are most of the settings, if you need more, just ask.
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  9.    20 Oct 2014 #9

    I have the same problem (since the initial release), but I use the networking utilities thus have no real problems moving files around. VMWare will probably be posting an update once they know the final release date date for win 10.
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  10. Posts : 4
    10 TP x64 VM on Windows 7 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       20 Oct 2014 #10

    @essenbe - my settings are the same as yours. I just tried a 2nd VM install of 10TP and this time I have drag and drop, but not USB pen drive. Guess I'll settle for that. Perhaps I should learn how to share folders in VM.

    Since I have a few machines, I was tempted to do a real install, until I read that 10TP doesn't have Media Center, and my boxes double up as HDTV.

    Anyhow, thanks for the replies guys.
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