You can use VMware Remote Console to add and manage floppy drives on your virtual machine.


  1. Access the target virtual machine in VMware Remote Console.
  2. If you want to configure a new floppy drive, add it to your virtual machine.
    • Adding a floppy drive is not supported on macOS. The VMware Remote Console macOS client cannot add hardware to a virtual machine.
    • Adding and removing a floppy drive are not supported on Linux. The VMware Remote Console Linux client cannot perform operations on powered-off virtual machines.
    1. Power off the virtual machine.
    2. Select VMRC > Manage > Virtual Machine Settings.
    3. Open the Hardware tab and click Add.
    4. Select Floppy Drive and click Finish.
  3. Open the settings for the target floppy drive.
    • On Windows or Linux, open the Hardware tab and select the desired floppy drive.
    • On macOS, select the desired floppy drive under Removable Devices.
  4. Specify connection settings for the drive.
    • To connect the drive immediately, select Connected (Windows or Linux) or Connect Floppy Drive (macOS).
    • To connect the drive each time the virtual machine is powered on, select Connect at power on.
  5. Select whether the drive connects to a drive or image on your local machine or on the remote server.
  6. Select the desired disk drive or disk image.
  7. On macOS, you can specify whether the drive is read-only.

What to do next

If you no longer need a configured floppy drive, you can remove it from the virtual machine.

  • On Windows, power off the virtual machine. Select the target floppy drive and click Remove.
  • On macOS, power off the virtual machine. Select the target floppy drive and click Remove Floppy Drive.