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#1 Guest_hollowface_*

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Posted 22 June 2016 - 12:41 AM

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I was working in a VM when VMware Tools stopped working. :( I could no longer copy/paste between the host and guest. The files I was working on were trapped in the VM, not good. Rebooting the VM didn't fix it. Shutting down the VM and turning it back on again didn't fix it. Installing the VM tools again didn't fix it. Attaching a usb device (to copy the files off with) failed. Basically this VM was determined to make me lose my work. So I, used "php -s address:port" to broadcast my folder on the network, created a ZIP of my work in the directory, and then used my host webbrowser to download the ZIP. Lastly I trashed the VM, restored a clean copy. VM thought it could best me, but my geek powers are strong. :P

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#2 NickAu

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Posted 22 June 2016 - 12:56 AM

Had that happen to me once, My solution was to zip the file and email it to myself.

 

Will keep your tip in mind if it ever happens again,



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Posted 22 June 2016 - 01:15 AM

Had that happen to me once, My solution was to zip the file and email it to myself.

 

 

I considered doing the same.



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Posted 22 June 2016 - 01:52 AM

Does VM have a habit of going pear shaped like that ?


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Posted 22 June 2016 - 02:37 PM

Does VM have a habit of going pear shaped like that ?

 

On occassion I experience problems with VMs, but not usually this bad. The most common problem I have is usb devices not being able to connect anymore, and this is solved by rebooting my host.






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