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Thread: Kali in VMware Workstation 15 Pro Freezing

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    Kali in VMware Workstation 15 Pro Freezing

    My configuration:
    Host: Windows 10 Pro
    Guest: Kali 2018.4 VMware download
    VMware Workstation 15.0.2 Pro

    The issue just recently started to come up that when I drag and drop a file into or out of a Kali VM using VMware Workstation 15 Pro, the copy window starts and then the VM locks up. It locks up so bad that I have to reboot the host machine. I've gone through the VMware forums to find out how to restart services and end tasks but I can't get the VM to stop or close the window. Once the windows host restarts, I can start the Kali VM and it works like normal... until I need to get a file into or out of the VM. I do not run into this issue with other VMs, I've reinstalled VMware several times just to test. Right now I'm using shared folders to move files back and forth.

    I've tried this a couple of times and am able to reproduce this specific issue by downloading the latest Kali 2018.4 VMware VM from the download page.

    Thanks

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    Does it work fine with other distro?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister_X View Post
    Does it work fine with other distro?
    Yes, all my exact setup works with other distros (Ubuntu 18.04, ParrotOS 4.5, and Arch)

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