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Basically, as the titles says I've got a Windows 7 host, with VMWare installed. I'm using VMware 7.1.3 and everything works fine apart from one thing.

Recently (literally today) for no obvious reason the copy and paste clipboard between the host and virtual machine has stopped working. I reinstalled the vmware tools on the guest and the vmware tools are running as I've done /etc/init.d vmware-tools start.

Can anyone think of any reason why the copy/paste between the two systems would stop working and how to fix it?

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Did you try rebooting the host by any chance? – joeqwerty Aug 18 '11 at 20:29
Yupp, and the guest – david99world Aug 18 '11 at 20:30
Well then I have nothing... sorry. – joeqwerty Aug 18 '11 at 20:31
Have you tried running vmware-toolbox & – andyhky Aug 18 '11 at 20:32
Yeah this brings up the toolbox but doesn't appear to do a lot else – david99world Aug 18 '11 at 20:33
up vote -1 down vote accepted

Just created a new virtual machine in the end, really stumped, but it fixed it!

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