The copy and paste feature has certain requirements and restrictions.

You must install VMware Tools in a virtual machine to use the copy and paste feature.

The copy and paste feature works with Linux and Windows hosts and Linux, Windows, and Solaris 10 guests only.

The copy and paste feature requires Linux hosts and guests to run X Windows and Solaris 10 guests to run an Xorg X server and JDS/Gnome.

Copying and pasting email attachments is restricted to images or files smaller than 4MB.

Copying and pasting plain text and formatted text (including the formatting) is restricted to amounts less than 4MB.

Copying and pasting text is restricted to text in languages that can be represented by Unicode characters.

Workstation uses the PNG format to encode images that are copied and pasted. Copying and pasting images is restricted to images smaller than 4MB after conversion to PNG format.

You cannot copy and paste files between virtual machines.

On Windows 95 and Windows 98 guests, copying and pasting is restricted to plain text in amounts less than 64KB.