You can copy and paste between a virtual machine and your Mac.

About this task

You can copy and paste images and formatted text between a Windows or Linux virtual machine and your Mac. You can copy and paste text between a macOS virtual machine and your Mac. Copying and pasting files or folders between a macOS virtual machine and your Mac is not supported.

Prerequisites

To use these shortcuts, make sure the Fusion preference Enable Key Mappings preference is selected.

Procedure

  1. In either the virtual machine or your Mac, select the text.
  2. Use the Mac keyboard shortcut Command key symbol+C to copy the text, or Command key symbol+X to move the text.
  3. Move the pointer to the new location.
  4. Use the Mac keyboard shortcut Command key symbol+V to copy or move the text to the new location.