Bidirectional copy and paste enabled but not functional

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Bidirectional copy and paste enabled but not functional

Postby drs@dcneuro.net » 5. Jun 2019, 16:27

Running OS Sierra 10.13.6 on a mid-2011 iMac 21 inch. Using current version of virtual box with guest additions added and enabled. Have bidirectional copy and paste enabled. However, I cannot copy from Windows applications and paste into OS applications.

What am I missing?
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Re: Bidirectional copy and paste enabled but not functional

Postby socratis » 5. Jun 2019, 17:51

We need to see a complete VBox.log, from a complete VM run, where the problem occurs:
  • Start the VM from cold-boot (not from a paused or saved state) / Observe problem / Shutdown the VM (force close it if you have to).
  • With the VM completely shut down (not paused or saved), right-click on the VM in the VirtualBox Manager and select "Show Log".
  • Save only the first "VBox.log", ZIP it and attach it to your response. See the "Upload attachment" tab below the reply form.
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What are you trying to copy/paste? Only simple text works, i.e. Notepad <-> TextEdit.
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Re: Bidirectional copy and paste enabled but not functional

Postby drs@dcneuro.net » 5. Jun 2019, 19:30

log is attached...

MyVM-2019-06-05-13-28-06.log.zip
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Re: Bidirectional copy and paste enabled but not functional

Postby socratis » 6. Jun 2019, 07:28

Before I forget, moving this to "OSX Hosts" from "OSX Guests". Your host is a Mac, your guest is a Win7-64...

VirtualBox VM 5.2.30 r130521 darwin.amd64 (May 13 2019 16:12:54) release log
...
00:00:18.650068 VMMDev: Guest Additions information report: Version 5.2.14 r123301 '5.2.14'
You need to update the Guest Additions (GAs) in your guest. And don't forget to eject the GAs "CD" from within your guest after you're done installing the GAs.
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Re: Bidirectional copy and paste enabled but not functional

Postby drs@dcneuro.net » 10. Jun 2019, 23:39

Guest additions are installed and I removed the CD virtual image. I still do not have copy and paste or drag and drop functionality despite being enabled.
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Re: Bidirectional copy and paste enabled but not functional

Postby socratis » 11. Jun 2019, 07:19

I need a new log...
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Re: Bidirectional copy and paste enabled but not functional

Postby drs@dcneuro.net » 11. Jun 2019, 16:36

attached...

MyVM-2019-06-11-10-33-36.log.zip
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