The copy and paste feature is enabled by default when you create a virtual machine in Workstation Pro. To prevent copying and pasting between a virtual machine and the host system, disable the copy and paste feature.


You cannot enable or disable the copy and paste feature for a shared or remote virtual machine.


  1. Select the virtual machine and select VM > Settings.
  2. On the Options tab, select Guest Isolation.
  3. Deselect Enable copy and paste.
  4. Click OK to save your changes.