You can configure a virtual floppy drive to connect to a physical floppy drive or an existing or blank floppy image file. You can add up to two floppy drives to a virtual machine.


Power off the virtual machine.


  1. Select the virtual machine and select Player > Manage > Virtual Machine Settings.
  2. On the Hardware tab, click Add.
  3. In the Add Hardware wizard, select Floppy Drive.
  4. Click Finish to add the drive to the virtual machine.
  5. Select the floppy media type.
    Option Description
    Use a physical floppy drive The virtual machine uses a physical floppy drive.
    Use a floppy image The drive connects to an floppy image (.flp) file.
    Create a blank floppy image The drive connects to a blank floppy image (.flp) file that you create.
  6. If you selected the physical floppy drive media type, select a specific floppy drive or select Auto detect to allow Workstation Player to auto-detect the drive to use.
  7. If you selected the floppy image or blank floppy image media type, type the name or browse to the location of a floppy image (.flp) file.
  8. To connect the drive or floppy image file to the virtual machine when the virtual machine powers on, select Connect at power on.
  9. Click OK to save your changes.