The drag-and-drop feature is enabled by default when you create a virtual machine in Workstation Pro. To prevent dragging and dropping between a virtual machine and the host system, disable the drag-and-drop feature.

Note: You cannot enable or disable the drag-and-drop 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 drag and drop.
  4. Click OK to save your changes.