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How to Enable Drag & Drop on macOS Catalina on VMware

How to Enable Drag & Drop on macOS Catalina on VMware

Most of the users after installing macOS Catalina they don’t have the idea of how to enable drag & drop on macOS Catalina on VMware. A number of users while installing macOS Catalina on VMware they are having this issue of enabling dragging & dropping files between the Virtual machines and host machine. Because there are something settings to be configured between the host machine and the virtual machine. Here I will clarify everything for you.

A portion of general people knows about drag & drop that how it functions. The drag & drop need an alternative method to do it from a Virtual machine setting. Yet you can’t do drag & drop on macOS Catalina, so when you are introducing VMware Workstation platform for public, then it better do tell about the instruments too. Let’s get to the easiest way of introducing drag & drop through this topic. As a result, when you introduced macOS Catalina on VMware Workstation and set the drag & drop setting clearly, but again you encountered this issue and it is frustrating for you. To handle this issue follow my instructions below.

So, everything I get an idea about this solution to fix it. Some might be familiar with this how it works between the host and Virtual machines. After performing the setting of drag & drop on VMware Workstation, but again you face this problem. To bypass this issue for the betterment you have to install VMware Tools. So, you have enabled drag & drop from the VM setting after the installation, but again an error avoids you share files between host and virtual machine. It means you didn’t perform clearly the installation of VMware Tools on macOS Catalina.

Do you need to Enable Drag & Drop on macOS Catalina on VMware?

Sometimes might be this perspective in your mind that enabling is important on VMware Workstation or not? The main purpose of enabling drag & drop on macOS Catalina on VMware. It is easy you should share files between the actual operating system and Virtual machine. To do this option from the USB drive will waste your time. And take enough time to copy files to a USB drive and insert it to a Virtual machine.

This is a simple way that I am showing you through this guide to enable drag & drop setting on macOS Catalina on VMware Workstation.

Step 1. Once you installed macOS Catalina on Virtual machine setting then click on VM>Setting.

Edit virtual machine setting
Edit virtual machine setting

Step 2. When the VM setting opened click on the “Options” tab. Then from the list down select “Guest Isolation”, and check the box of “Drag & Drop” and “Enable copy and Paste”, once that is done click OK.

Guest Isolation
Guest Isolation

Step 3. Once you enabled drag & drop power on the virtual machine.

Power on the virtual machine
Power on the virtual machine

Step 4. When you signed in to macOS Catalina home screen. A pop-up will come then click on “Open system preferences”.

Open system preferences
Open system preferences

Step 5. Once the Security & Privacy window opened click on the left-bottom lock icon. And enter your password then click unlock.

Unlock
Unlock

Step 6. Now check the box of VMware-Tools-daemon and close the window

Step 7. Once you did it, check that it works or not? for sample select a file copy that and paste to macOS Catalina. As I have done it check the below screenshot.

Enabled drag & drop
Enabled drag & drop

Conclusion

Again if it didn’t work for you there another way to fix it. Just you need to reinstall VMware tools on macOS Catalina. Also, restart your computer, when both hosts are restarted check it again. And make sure that you are using the latest version of VMware Tools on macOS Catalina. Again you faced any kind of problem feels free to share with us below in the comment section. Or if you think this article was useful for you then share it with your friends on social networks. Again if you have gotten any other method share with us to provide your idea in the article.

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