MacOS/VMware Fusion - Windows keeps on crashing!

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I work on Windows XP installed with VMware on Mac OS X. Upon dragging a document from Mac desktop to the PC desktop, Windows got stuck on the hourglass. Even after restarting the client, the session is stucked on the hourglass animation, what can be done?


  • You don't need to restore the virtual machine.
  • Just go to Documents> Virtual Machine> Right click on "Windows XP" and choose "Show Package Contents".
  • Remove the "Windows XP.vmss" file (start file) and restart the virtual machine.

Thanks to Lafourmi for this tip!
Jean-François Pillou

Jean-François Pillou - Founder of CCM
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