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Cant drag and drop any files after installing vmware

  1. #1


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8 Pro x64

    Cant drag and drop any files after installing vmware


    hey guys

    recently i installed vmware because i work with it alot, after doing so and sharing 1 folder with vmware, i cant drag and drop any files anymore. it just suddenly stopped working

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  2. #2


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Hi there,

    First make sure the VM tools are installed and the service is started (gray icon in notification).
    What always works is resizing the window and then drag and drop again. If it still doesn't work: copy-paste (ctrl+c ctrl+v) should still do it.

    Good luck
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  3. #3


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    oh i dont mean dragging and dropping the vmware, i mean in windows 8 itself i suddenly cant drag and drop anything locally between folders or my desktop
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  4. #4


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64



    Restart?
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Cant drag and drop any files after installing vmware
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