The drag-and-drop feature has certain requirements and restrictions.

  • You must install VMware Tools in a virtual machine to use the drag-and-drop feature.
  • The drag-and-drop feature requires Linux hosts and guests to run X Windows and Solaris 10 guests to run an Xorg X server and JDS/Gnome.
  • You can drag images between applications on Windows hosts and applications on Windows guests only. Dragging images is not supported for Linux hosts or guests.
  • You can drag files and directories, email attachments, plain text, and formatted text between Linux and Windows hosts and Linux, Windows, and Solaris 10 guests only.
  • Dragging email attachments is restricted to images or files smaller than 4 MB.
  • Dragging plain text and formatted text (including the formatting) is restricted to amounts less than 4 MB.
  • Dragging text is restricted to text in languages that can be represented by Unicode characters.
  • Workstation Pro uses the PNG format to encode images that are dragged. Dragging images is restricted to images smaller than 4 MB after conversion to PNG format.