While we did install macOS Catalina on VMware, there’s a little but quite important step falls ahead. That is installing VMware Tools on macOS Catalina. Now we’ll explain what’s actually VMware Tools, and what it actually does. In this post, we’ll install VMware Tools on macOS Catalina on VMware. Here’s how to do it.
For making it completely clear, we’ll explain everything about VMware Tools. They are a bunch of tools and software program which are developed by VMware. This allows copy and paste from host to guest and vice versa, provide complete screen resolution, enhance performance, share and transfer files from host to guest and vice versa and more. If you’ve read our previous article, we provided pieces of information about the WWDC and about how to install macOS Catalina on VMware.
If you haven’t installed macOS Catalina on VMware yet, installing these tools isn’t possible so we recommend installing macOS Catalina on VMware first else if you’ve installed macOS Catalina, continue with the post. From wherever you’ve installed macOS Catalina on VMware, for sure, you are now encountering problems when sharing files. For sharing files, increasing the screen resolution, installing sound and more, installing VMware tools is required. The VMware Tools can be installed not only on macOS on VMware but also install VMware Tools on Windows, Linux, Ubuntu and any other virtual machine on VMware.
Install VMware Tools on macOS Catalina
As macOS Catalina has new features and new updates, so remember if you’ve installed macOS Catalina on VMware and didn’t install VMware tools in macOS Catalina, you’re still away from utilizing those features and even primary features such as full-screen resolution and sharing files from your computer to the virtual machine.
The stepping part is pretty easy as we show everything which can be done easily. There are some steps which are quite short and you don’t need to waste your time because there are so short things to do.
First, switch on macOS Catalina and from the top menu, click on VM, then Install VMware Tools.
On this window, open VMware Tools.
In the installation wizard, click on Continue.
Then click Install.
The VMware Tools should now be installing, so simply wait.
Once it’s done, a pop might appear, so click on Open System Preferences.
When it’s opened, first, click on the lock and enter your password to unlock it then click on Allow.
After it’s done, it will ask for a reboot, so click on Restart.
Now click on Restart in this window.
When the Mac is up, it should have VMware Tools installed and you can switch to the full screen resolution which will look like your actual operating system so it will look like this.
Just for cautions, if the VMware Tools isn’t installed, no worries, simply install it once more and it should completely work.
After it’s done, there’s nothing more required to do. That was all to it. Now you can enjoy full-screen resolution, apps sound, copy and paste and almost all the features of the macOS Catalina like your actual operating system. They will work and perform no different from an actual Mac. The VMware Tools have enabled all those and that was all to there it is.
That’s it for this part. We hope that should work fine and there shouldn’t be any problem with it. If there is, let us know int eh comments down below.