[Solved] V 3.0, Copy/Paste not working in Windows 7 guest

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[Solved] V 3.0, Copy/Paste not working in Windows 7 guest

Postby wilbur.harvey » 30. Jun 2009, 18:33

Jaunty 64-bit host, Windows 7 32-bit guest

When in the file manager in the Windows guest, if I select and right click to copy a file, when I go to try and paste the file, the paste options are greyed out. Similarly Ctrl-C --> Ctrl-V also doesn't work.

Inside some applications, like OrCAD Capture, copy/paste is not working correctly (at all).

Reverting to VirtualBox V2.2.4 solves the problem.

This problem was the same in Beta2
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Re: Virtualbox 3.0, Copy/Paste not working in Windows 7 guest

Postby Avalanche » 1. Jul 2009, 06:32

The same happens on Windows XP and Vista guests.

Until beta 1 the copy/paste file feature did work, now it doesn't. I'm using Debian Testing and VirtualBox 3.0.0 OSE
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Re: Virtualbox 3.0, Copy/Paste not working in Windows 7 guest

Postby jazd » 1. Jul 2009, 07:19

Yep copy/pasting files is not working for me with XP guest. Running VirtualBox 3.0.0 x64 on Ubuntu 9.04.

[edit] VirtualBox 3 additions installed. You can see the file get cut (greys out) then goes back to normal almost immediately.
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Re: Virtualbox 3.0, Copy/Paste not working in Windows 7 guest

Postby chrone » 2. Jul 2009, 07:16

funny thing, using windows 7 rc x64 as host, if any virtualbox 3.0 is running or the guest system was in snapshot mode, the host system could not paste copied files/folders while the guest system still able to copy and paste as normal.

i also experiencing the same problem using ubuntu 8.04 as host, and virtualbox 3.0, and windows 7 rc as guest. :oops:
everytime i get ahead, i feel more dead..
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Re: Virtualbox 3.0, Copy/Paste not working in Windows 7 guest

Postby TimD » 2. Jul 2009, 14:31

Same problem here - can't copy/paste or cut/paste. Also the ctrl-C + ctrl+V keyboard combination doesn't work. Virtualbox 3.0.0 on Ubuntu 8.04 (x86) and a Windows XP Pro. guest.

Hope this gets fixed soon - I love Virtualbox and use it daily for testing, etc.
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Re: Virtualbox 3.0, Copy/Paste not working in Windows 7 guest

Postby nemiax » 2. Jul 2009, 15:38

Same problem using ubuntu 9.04 as host, and virtualbox 3.0, and windowsXP as guest :(
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Re: Virtualbox 3.0, Copy/Paste not working in Windows 7 guest

Postby acoromi » 2. Jul 2009, 15:55

Same here.

Linux mint 7 64 bits (ubuntu 9.04 based), VirtualBox 3.0.0, WinXP SP3 as guest.

It's very annoying. Please fix it!
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Re: Virtualbox 3.0, Copy/Paste not working in Windows 7 guest

Postby mfayaz » 2. Jul 2009, 20:26

Ubuntu 9.04, VirtualBox version 3.0.0 r49315.. copy, cut paste don'st work in guest os vista 32bit. fix it already!!! :cry:
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Re: Virtualbox 3.0, Copy/Paste not working in Windows 7 guest

Postby nemiax » 3. Jul 2009, 14:22

removing the GuestAdditions (version 3.0.0r49315) copy/paste resume to work :?
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Re: Virtualbox 3.0, Copy/Paste not working in Windows 7 guest

Postby wilbur.harvey » 3. Jul 2009, 23:18

I tried removing the GuestAdditions (version 3.0.0r49315) extensions and copy/paste was still not working.
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Re: Virtualbox 3.0, Copy/Paste not working in Windows 7 guest

Postby wilbur.harvey » 3. Jul 2009, 23:34

Turning off the shared clipboard seems to solve the problem.
Bummer, I hope they fix this. At least I can use V3 with the multiple CPU support.
I have an I7 and have core's to spare so this was a really nice feature.
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Re: Virtualbox 3.0, Copy/Paste not working in Windows 7 guest

Postby mfayaz » 4. Jul 2009, 09:57

drag and drop seems to work..
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Re: Virtualbox 3.0, Copy/Paste not working in Windows 7 guest

Postby Menthu_Rae » 6. Jul 2009, 02:23

I also have this issue in Ubuntu 9.04 64-bit with Virtualbox 3.0.0 r49315 running Microsoft Windows XP Professional Guests.

Please fix it Sun :D
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Re: Virtualbox 3.0, Copy/Paste not working in Windows 7 guest

Postby thelegendofqc » 6. Jul 2009, 08:52

Same issue is present in Ubuntu 9.04 32-bit (Host) and Windows XP Professional (Guest), with VBox Add-Ons v3.0.0 installed. Like the others, I noticed this problem after updating to v3.0.0 through synaptic. The Guest OS can copy files, but the option to paste is greyed out. Hope a fix is soon forthcoming. :)

UPDATE: Tried one of the fixes suggested, to turn of shared clipboard. This worked, but it's a shame to have the shared clipboard disabled.
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Re: Virtualbox 3.0, Copy/Paste not working in Windows 7 guest

Postby mfayaz » 6. Jul 2009, 11:39

copy, cut paste works in (windows) safe mode though
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