VMware Fusion Help
  How-to Videos
  Understanding VMware Fusion
    Virtual Machines and What VMware Fusion Can Do
      What Is a Virtual Machine?
      VMware Fusion Capabilities
      Supported Guest Operating Systems
      Virtual Hardware Specifications
    Navigating and Taking Action Using the VMware Fusion Interface
      VMware Fusion Toolbar
      Perform Actions on Your Virtual Machines from the Virtual Machine Library Window
      Using the Home Pane to Create a Virtual Machine or Obtain One from Another Source
        Power On the Boot Camp Partition as a Virtual Machine
      Using the VMware Fusion Applications Menu
        Set Up the Applications Menu
        Find a Guest Application by Using the Applications Menu
      Using Different Views in the VMware Fusion Interface
        Use Single Window View to Have Your Virtual Machine Appear in a Single Window on the Mac Desktop
          Switch to Single Window View
          Return to Another View from Single Window View
        Use Unity View to Display Guest Applications Directly on a Mac Desktop
          About Using Unity View
          Switch to Unity View
          Use the Waiting for Unity Window to Interact with the Guest Operating System
          View the Windows Taskbar and System Tray in Unity View
          Connect a USB Device in Unity View
          Switch to Another View From Unity View
        Use Full Screen View To Make Your Virtual Machine Desktop Fill Your Display
          Switch VMware Fusion to Full Screen View
          Hide the VMware Fusion Menu Bar in Full Screen View
          Set the Full Screen Minibar
          Return to Another View from Full Screen View
      Using Multiple Displays
        Use Multiple Displays in Unity View
        Use All Displays in Full Screen View
        Move Full Screen View to One of Multiple Displays
  Bringing Windows onto Your Mac
    Create a Virtual Machine
      Creating a Microsoft Windows Virtual Machine
        Create a Virtual Machine Using Windows Easy Install and an Installation CD
        Create a Virtual Machine Using Windows Easy Install and a Disc Image File
        Install McAfee AntiVirus Plus in a Windows Virtual Machine
      Creating a Linux Virtual Machine in VMware Fusion
        Create a Virtual Machine Using Linux Easy Install and an Installation CD
        Create a Virtual Machine Using Linux Easy Install and an Image File
      Creating an OS X Server Virtual Machine in VMware Fusion
      Create a Virtual Machine for Any Supported Operating System
      Power On the Boot Camp Partition as a Virtual Machine
      Activate Windows in a Virtual Machine
    Migrate an Existing Physical PC to a Virtual Machine
      Set Up Your Mac to Accept the Transfer of Files from Your PC
      Connect to Your PC for Migration
      Disable UAC for Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 Before Migrating
      Install and Run the VMware Fusion PC Migration Agent on Your PC
      Run the Migration Assistant on Your Mac
      Ensure that VMware Tools is Installed in the Migrated Virtual Machine
    Importing Windows Virtual Machines
      Supported Guest Operating Systems for Import
      How Importing Affects Settings
      Import a Parallels or Virtual PC Virtual Machine
      Import the Boot Camp Partition
      Import an Open Virtualization Format Virtual Machine
    Installing and Using VMware Tools
      Installing or Upgrading VMware Tools
        Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a Windows Virtual Machine
        Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a Linux Virtual Machine
        Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a Solaris Virtual Machine
        Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a FreeBSD Virtual Machine
        Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a Mac OS X Virtual Machine
      Repair or Change Modules in Windows Virtual Machines
      Uninstall VMware Tools
  Running Windows and Mac Together
    Running VMware Fusion and Virtual Machines
      Open an Existing Virtual Machine
      Browse for a Virtual Machine
      Open a Virtual Machine from the Finder
      Start Up a Virtual Machine's Operating System
      Open a Virtual Machine Without Powering On
      Shut Down a Virtual Machine's Operating System
      Suspend and Resume a Virtual Machine
      Cancel a Resume Command
      Pause a Virtual Machine
      Restart a Virtual Machine
      Reset a Virtual Machine
      Uninstall a Virtual Machine by Using the Finder
      Uninstall a Virtual Machine by Using the Virtual Machine Library
      Send the Ctrl-Alt-Delete Command to a Virtual Machine
      Send Special Key Commands to a Windows or Linux Virtual Machine
      Special Key Commands
      Switch Power Commands from the Default Options
      Options for VMware Fusion Power Commands
    Open a Windows or Linux Application While You Are In Unity View
    Open a Windows or Linux Application from the Applications Menu
    Moving and Sharing Files with Your Mac
      Moving and Copying Files and Text Between Virtual Machines and Your Mac
        Drag Files and Folders Between Virtual Machines and Your Mac
        Copy and Paste Between Virtual Machines and Your Mac Using the Menu
        Copy and Paste Between Virtual Machines and Your Mac Using Keyboard Shortcuts
      View Shared Folders in a Windows Guest by Using Windows Explorer
      View Shared Folders in a Windows Guest by Mapping Them as a Drive
      View Shared Folders in a Linux or Solaris Guest
    Sharing Applications Between Your Mac and Your Windows Virtual Machines
      Open a File in a Virtual Machine with an Application on Your Mac
      Open a File on Your Mac with an Application in a Virtual Machine
    Keep a Windows or Linux Application in the Mac Dock
    Switch Between Virtual Machines That Are Powered On
    Using Mac Input Devices in a Virtual Machine
      Enable the Secondary Button in an Apple Mighty Mouse
      Using Mac Keyboards in a Virtual Machine
    Force Virtual Machines to Grab Keyboard and Mouse Input
  Sharing Files Between Windows and Your Mac
    Guest Operating Systems That Support Shared Folders
    Guest Operating Systems That Support Mirrored Folders
    Enable Shared Folders or Mirrored Folders for a Virtual Machine
    Add or Remove a Mirrored Folder
    Add a Shared Folder
    Remove a Shared Folder
  Protecting Your Virtual Machines
    Snapshots
      View Snapshots for a Virtual Machine
      Take a Snapshot
      Restore a Virtual Machine to the State in a Snapshot
      Delete a Snapshot
    AutoProtect
      Set Up Automatic Snapshots with AutoProtect
      Prevent the Deletion of an AutoProtect Snapshot
    Install McAfee AntiVirus Plus in a Windows Virtual Machine
    Copy a Virtual Machine to External Media
    Using Time Machine When You Have VMware Fusion on Your Mac
      Exclude a Virtual Machine From Time Machine
      Use Shared and Mirrored Folders If You Back Up Your Mac With Time Machine
  Configuring Your Virtual Machines
    VMware Fusion General System Settings
    Set a Virtual Machine to Start when VMware Fusion Starts
    Sharing Files Between Windows and Your Mac
      Guest Operating Systems That Support Shared Folders
      Guest Operating Systems That Support Mirrored Folders
      Enable Shared Folders or Mirrored Folders for a Virtual Machine
      Add or Remove a Mirrored Folder
      Add a Shared Folder
      Remove a Shared Folder
    Setting Virtual Processors and Memory
      Set the Number of Virtual Processors
      Set the Amount of Virtual Memory
      Set Advanced Processor Options
    Set Up the Applications Menu
    Enable Default Applications
    Configuring Keyboard and Mouse Profiles
    Enable Accelerated 3D Graphics
      Enable Retina Display Support
    Set the Default Printer for a Virtual Machine
    Set Up Automatic Snapshots with AutoProtect
    Add a Device
      Configuring the Network Connection
        Connect and Set Up the Network Adapter
        Assign a MAC Address to a Virtual Machine Manually
        Add a Network Adapter
        Remove a Network Adapter
      Managing Virtual Hard Disks
        Create a Virtual Hard Disk
        Resize a Hard Disk
        Resize a Windows Partition with the Disk Management Tool
        Clean Up a Virtual Hard Disk
        Add an Existing Virtual Hard Disk
        Remove a Hard Disk
      Configuring the CD/DVD Drive
        Add a CD/DVD Drive
        Remove a CD/DVD Drive
        Connect and Set Up a CD/DVD Drive
        Connect and Disconnect the CD/DVD Drive Without Using the Settings Window
        Create a CD/DVD Image
      Configuring a Floppy Device
        Add a Floppy Device
        Connect and Set Up a Floppy Device
        Create a Floppy Disk Image
      Configuring the Sound Card
        Connect the Sound Card
        Connect and Disconnect a Sound Adapter Without Using the Settings Window
        Add a Sound Adapter
        Remove a Sound Adapter
      Configuring the USB Controller and Connecting USB Devices
        Add the USB Controller
        Remove the USB Controller
        Choose Where to Connect a USB Device When You Plug It In
        Set the Default Plug-In Action for a USB Device
        Connect and Disconnect USB Devices
        Connect and Disconnect a USB Device Using the Virtual Machine Toolbar
        Connect a USB Smart Card Reader
        USB Connection Dialog Box Disappears Before Connection Can Be Made
      Add a Parallel Port
      Add a Serial Port
      Sharing Bluetooth Devices with a Virtual Machine
    Select a Startup Device
    Encrypting and Restricting a Virtual Machine
      Encrypt and Restrict a Virtual Machine
      Change the Password for an Encrypted Virtual Machine
      Remove the Encryption from a Virtual Machine
      Store the Password for an Encrypted Virtual Machine in Keychain
    Virtual Machine Compatibility
      Change the Compatibility of a Virtual Machine
    Managing Advanced Settings
      Configure Time Synchronization Between Guest and Host Operating Systems
      Show the Mac Power Supply Status in the Virtual Machine
      Change the Preferred Virtualization Engine
      Troubleshooting Your Virtual Machine
      Change Hard Disk Buffering
      Set Password Requirement for Opening a Boot Camp Virtual Machine
      Enable a VNC Client to Access the Virtual Machine Remotely
  Configuring VMware Fusion
    Setting VMware Fusion Preferences
      Set General Preferences
      Select a Keyboard and Mouse Profile
      Set Key Mappings on the Keyboard and Mouse Preferences Pane
      Set Mouse Shortcuts on the Keyboard and Mouse Preference Pane
      Enable or Disable Mac OS Shortcuts on the Keyboard and Mouse Preference Pane
      Enable VMware Fusion Shortcuts on the Keyboard and Mouse Preference Pane
      Set Default Applications Preferences
      Creating Custom Networks
      Add a NAT Configuration
      Add a Private Network Configuration
    Customizing the VMware Fusion Display
      Show or Hide the VMware Fusion Toolbar
      Customize the VMware Fusion Toolbar
      Resize the VMware Fusion Display and Resolution
    Keep a Windows or Linux Application in the Mac Dock
    Set a Virtual Machine Application to Open When You Log In To Your Mac
    Contents of the Virtual Machine Package
    Work with Virtual Machine Packages
  Upgrading VMware Fusion
    Upgrade VMware Fusion with Autoupdate
    Upgrade VMware Fusion from DVD or USB Key
    Upgrade VMware Fusion from a Download
    Upgrade VMware Fusion to a Fully Licensed Version after the Evaluation Period
    Upgrading VMware Tools
    Uninstalling VMware Fusion
      Uninstall VMware Fusion
    Force Virtual Machine Processes to Quit
  Take Advantage of VMware Fusion Online Resources
  How-to Videos
  Understanding VMware Fusion
    Virtual Machines and What VMware Fusion Can Do
      What Is a Virtual Machine?
      VMware Fusion Capabilities
      Supported Guest Operating Systems
      Virtual Hardware Specifications
    Navigating and Taking Action Using the VMware Fusion Interface
      VMware Fusion Toolbar
      Perform Actions on Your Virtual Machines from the Virtual Machine Library Window
      Using the Home Pane to Create a Virtual Machine or Obtain One from Another Source
        Power On the Boot Camp Partition as a Virtual Machine
      Using the VMware Fusion Applications Menu
        Set Up the Applications Menu
        Find a Guest Application by Using the Applications Menu
      Using Different Views in the VMware Fusion Interface
        Use Single Window View to Have Your Virtual Machine Appear in a Single Window on the Mac Desktop
          Switch to Single Window View
          Return to Another View from Single Window View
        Use Unity View to Display Guest Applications Directly on a Mac Desktop
          About Using Unity View
          Switch to Unity View
          Use the Waiting for Unity Window to Interact with the Guest Operating System
          View the Windows Taskbar and System Tray in Unity View
          Connect a USB Device in Unity View
          Switch to Another View From Unity View
        Use Full Screen View To Make Your Virtual Machine Desktop Fill Your Display
          Switch VMware Fusion to Full Screen View
          Hide the VMware Fusion Menu Bar in Full Screen View
          Set the Full Screen Minibar
          Return to Another View from Full Screen View
      Using Multiple Displays
        Use Multiple Displays in Unity View
        Use All Displays in Full Screen View
        Move Full Screen View to One of Multiple Displays
  Bringing Windows onto Your Mac
    Create a Virtual Machine
      Creating a Microsoft Windows Virtual Machine
        Create a Virtual Machine Using Windows Easy Install and an Installation CD
        Create a Virtual Machine Using Windows Easy Install and a Disc Image File
        Install McAfee AntiVirus Plus in a Windows Virtual Machine
      Creating a Linux Virtual Machine in VMware Fusion
        Create a Virtual Machine Using Linux Easy Install and an Installation CD
        Create a Virtual Machine Using Linux Easy Install and an Image File
      Creating an OS X Server Virtual Machine in VMware Fusion
      Create a Virtual Machine for Any Supported Operating System
      Power On the Boot Camp Partition as a Virtual Machine
      Activate Windows in a Virtual Machine
    Migrate an Existing Physical PC to a Virtual Machine
      Set Up Your Mac to Accept the Transfer of Files from Your PC
      Connect to Your PC for Migration
      Disable UAC for Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 Before Migrating
      Install and Run the VMware Fusion PC Migration Agent on Your PC
      Run the Migration Assistant on Your Mac
      Ensure that VMware Tools is Installed in the Migrated Virtual Machine
    Importing Windows Virtual Machines
      Supported Guest Operating Systems for Import
      How Importing Affects Settings
      Import a Parallels or Virtual PC Virtual Machine
      Import the Boot Camp Partition
      Import an Open Virtualization Format Virtual Machine
    Installing and Using VMware Tools
      Installing or Upgrading VMware Tools
        Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a Windows Virtual Machine
        Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a Linux Virtual Machine
        Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a Solaris Virtual Machine
        Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a FreeBSD Virtual Machine
        Manually Install or Upgrade VMware Tools in a Mac OS X Virtual Machine
      Repair or Change Modules in Windows Virtual Machines
      Uninstall VMware Tools
  Running Windows and Mac Together
    Running VMware Fusion and Virtual Machines
      Open an Existing Virtual Machine
      Browse for a Virtual Machine
      Open a Virtual Machine from the Finder
      Start Up a Virtual Machine's Operating System
      Open a Virtual Machine Without Powering On
      Shut Down a Virtual Machine's Operating System
      Suspend and Resume a Virtual Machine
      Cancel a Resume Command
      Pause a Virtual Machine
      Restart a Virtual Machine
      Reset a Virtual Machine
      Uninstall a Virtual Machine by Using the Finder
      Uninstall a Virtual Machine by Using the Virtual Machine Library
      Send the Ctrl-Alt-Delete Command to a Virtual Machine
      Send Special Key Commands to a Windows or Linux Virtual Machine
      Special Key Commands
      Switch Power Commands from the Default Options
      Options for VMware Fusion Power Commands
    Open a Windows or Linux Application While You Are In Unity View
    Open a Windows or Linux Application from the Applications Menu
    Moving and Sharing Files with Your Mac
      Moving and Copying Files and Text Between Virtual Machines and Your Mac
        Drag Files and Folders Between Virtual Machines and Your Mac
        Copy and Paste Between Virtual Machines and Your Mac Using the Menu
        Copy and Paste Between Virtual Machines and Your Mac Using Keyboard Shortcuts
      View Shared Folders in a Windows Guest by Using Windows Explorer
      View Shared Folders in a Windows Guest by Mapping Them as a Drive
      View Shared Folders in a Linux or Solaris Guest
    Sharing Applications Between Your Mac and Your Windows Virtual Machines
      Open a File in a Virtual Machine with an Application on Your Mac
      Open a File on Your Mac with an Application in a Virtual Machine
    Keep a Windows or Linux Application in the Mac Dock
    Switch Between Virtual Machines That Are Powered On
    Using Mac Input Devices in a Virtual Machine
      Enable the Secondary Button in an Apple Mighty Mouse
      Using Mac Keyboards in a Virtual Machine
    Force Virtual Machines to Grab Keyboard and Mouse Input
  Sharing Files Between Windows and Your Mac
    Guest Operating Systems That Support Shared Folders
    Guest Operating Systems That Support Mirrored Folders
    Enable Shared Folders or Mirrored Folders for a Virtual Machine
    Add or Remove a Mirrored Folder
    Add a Shared Folder
    Remove a Shared Folder
  Protecting Your Virtual Machines
    Snapshots
      View Snapshots for a Virtual Machine
      Take a Snapshot
      Restore a Virtual Machine to the State in a Snapshot
      Delete a Snapshot
    AutoProtect
      Set Up Automatic Snapshots with AutoProtect
      Prevent the Deletion of an AutoProtect Snapshot
    Install McAfee AntiVirus Plus in a Windows Virtual Machine
    Copy a Virtual Machine to External Media
    Using Time Machine When You Have VMware Fusion on Your Mac
      Exclude a Virtual Machine From Time Machine
      Use Shared and Mirrored Folders If You Back Up Your Mac With Time Machine
  Configuring Your Virtual Machines
    VMware Fusion General System Settings
    Set a Virtual Machine to Start when VMware Fusion Starts
    Sharing Files Between Windows and Your Mac
      Guest Operating Systems That Support Shared Folders
      Guest Operating Systems That Support Mirrored Folders
      Enable Shared Folders or Mirrored Folders for a Virtual Machine
      Add or Remove a Mirrored Folder
      Add a Shared Folder
      Remove a Shared Folder
    Setting Virtual Processors and Memory
      Set the Number of Virtual Processors
      Set the Amount of Virtual Memory
      Set Advanced Processor Options
    Set Up the Applications Menu
    Enable Default Applications
    Configuring Keyboard and Mouse Profiles
    Enable Accelerated 3D Graphics
      Enable Retina Display Support
    Set the Default Printer for a Virtual Machine
    Set Up Automatic Snapshots with AutoProtect
    Add a Device
      Configuring the Network Connection
        Connect and Set Up the Network Adapter
        Assign a MAC Address to a Virtual Machine Manually
        Add a Network Adapter
        Remove a Network Adapter
      Managing Virtual Hard Disks
        Create a Virtual Hard Disk
        Resize a Hard Disk
        Resize a Windows Partition with the Disk Management Tool
        Clean Up a Virtual Hard Disk
        Add an Existing Virtual Hard Disk
        Remove a Hard Disk
      Configuring the CD/DVD Drive
        Add a CD/DVD Drive
        Remove a CD/DVD Drive
        Connect and Set Up a CD/DVD Drive
        Connect and Disconnect the CD/DVD Drive Without Using the Settings Window
        Create a CD/DVD Image
      Configuring a Floppy Device
        Add a Floppy Device
        Connect and Set Up a Floppy Device
        Create a Floppy Disk Image
      Configuring the Sound Card
        Connect the Sound Card
        Connect and Disconnect a Sound Adapter Without Using the Settings Window
        Add a Sound Adapter
        Remove a Sound Adapter
      Configuring the USB Controller and Connecting USB Devices
        Add the USB Controller
        Remove the USB Controller
        Choose Where to Connect a USB Device When You Plug It In
        Set the Default Plug-In Action for a USB Device
        Connect and Disconnect USB Devices
        Connect and Disconnect a USB Device Using the Virtual Machine Toolbar
        Connect a USB Smart Card Reader
        USB Connection Dialog Box Disappears Before Connection Can Be Made
      Add a Parallel Port
      Add a Serial Port
      Sharing Bluetooth Devices with a Virtual Machine
    Select a Startup Device
    Encrypting and Restricting a Virtual Machine
      Encrypt and Restrict a Virtual Machine
      Change the Password for an Encrypted Virtual Machine
      Remove the Encryption from a Virtual Machine
      Store the Password for an Encrypted Virtual Machine in Keychain
    Virtual Machine Compatibility
      Change the Compatibility of a Virtual Machine
    Managing Advanced Settings
      Configure Time Synchronization Between Guest and Host Operating Systems
      Show the Mac Power Supply Status in the Virtual Machine
      Change the Preferred Virtualization Engine
      Troubleshooting Your Virtual Machine
      Change Hard Disk Buffering
      Set Password Requirement for Opening a Boot Camp Virtual Machine
      Enable a VNC Client to Access the Virtual Machine Remotely
  Configuring VMware Fusion
    Setting VMware Fusion Preferences
      Set General Preferences
      Select a Keyboard and Mouse Profile
      Set Key Mappings on the Keyboard and Mouse Preferences Pane
      Set Mouse Shortcuts on the Keyboard and Mouse Preference Pane
      Enable or Disable Mac OS Shortcuts on the Keyboard and Mouse Preference Pane
      Enable VMware Fusion Shortcuts on the Keyboard and Mouse Preference Pane
      Set Default Applications Preferences
      Creating Custom Networks
      Add a NAT Configuration
      Add a Private Network Configuration
    Customizing the VMware Fusion Display
      Show or Hide the VMware Fusion Toolbar
      Customize the VMware Fusion Toolbar
      Resize the VMware Fusion Display and Resolution
    Keep a Windows or Linux Application in the Mac Dock
    Set a Virtual Machine Application to Open When You Log In To Your Mac
    Contents of the Virtual Machine Package
    Work with Virtual Machine Packages
  Upgrading VMware Fusion
    Upgrade VMware Fusion with Autoupdate
    Upgrade VMware Fusion from DVD or USB Key
    Upgrade VMware Fusion from a Download
    Upgrade VMware Fusion to a Fully Licensed Version after the Evaluation Period
    Upgrading VMware Tools
    Uninstalling VMware Fusion
      Uninstall VMware Fusion
    Force Virtual Machine Processes to Quit
  Take Advantage of VMware Fusion Online Resources
Getting Started with VMware Fusion
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