In our previous articles, we installed Apple’s new macOS 10.14 Mojave operating system on a Mac computer and VMware Workstation virtualization program. In this article, we will install VMware Tools for macOS 10.14 operating system running on VMware.
You need to install VMware Tools to get more performance from the virtual machines you installed on VMware Workstation, to use the VM in full-screen mode, and to exchange files between the VM and the physical computer by dragging and dropping.
If you want to install Guest Tools for Mojave running on VMware, you can do so by clicking Install VM Tools / Install VM Tools from the VMware menu. However, it is recommended that you build VMware Tools using the Darwin.isofile downloaded with VMware Unlocker, which is used to run MacOS systems on VMware.
It is the ideal way to install VMware Tools using the darwin.iso file on the VM.
You can browse through articles about macOS Mojave from the links below.
How to Build VMware Tools on macOS Mojave Virtual Machine
After you setup macOS Mojave with VM Workstation, you will need the darwin.iso file to install VM Tools. You can find the Darwin.iso file in the Unlocker 2.1.1 folder. If you want to download the VMware Tools file for macOS Mojave directly to your computer, click the button below.
Follow the steps below to setup Guest Software on Mojave.
In the image below you can see that VM Tools is not installed. You can set the screen resolution of the VM automatically by clicking View / Fit Guest Now.
Right-click on the CD/DVD of the macOS virtual machine, and then click Settings.
In the VM Settings window, select the CD/DVD (SATA) option and then the Use ISO image fileoption on the right, then click the Browse button.
Select the darwin.iso file you downloaded to your computer and click the Open button.
Check the Connectedoption and click the Close button.
After adding the darwin.iso to the Mojave 10.14 VM, the VMware Tools installation window will open. Click Install VMware Tools.
Click on the Continue button to install VM Tools on the Mojave.
Click the Install button.
Click the Continue Installation button.
Type your user account password and click Install Software button.
Wait while VM Tools is being installed.
If you see the System Extension Blocked warning, click the Open Security Preferences button.
Allow the VM Tools installation by clicking the Allow button in the macOS Mojave Security & Privacy window.
After you complete the VM Tools installation on macOS 10.14, restart your system by clicking on the Restart button.
After restarting the macOS Mojave 10.14 VM, click View / Fit Guest Now.
You can see that the screen resolution of the virtual machine is automatically configured.
How to Share Files from Windows PC to macOS Mojave Virtual Machine
After you install Guest Software for Mac OS Mojave 10.14, you need to allow access to VM Tools when copying files from the Host PC to the virtual machine.
Follow the steps below to share files between Mac OS Mojave 10.14 and Windows PC.
Create a new text document on the Windows 10 Host PC and then drag and drop it onto the virtual machine.
You will receive an access error as shown in the following image. In the warning window that appears, click on the Open System Preferences button.
To make changes in the Security & Privacy window, click on the symbol in the image below.
To continue processing, type your password and click on the Unlock button.
In the Privacy section, select vm-tools-deamon.
Once you have enabled the VM Tools application, close the window.
Restart your virtual machine.
After restarting the macOS virtual machine, try to drag and drop the file you created to the virtual machine. As you can see in the image below, you can now successfully share files between the Windows Host PC and the virtual machine.
The file has been successfully copied onto the virtual machine!
In this article, we have examined how to install and configure VMware Tools for the macOS 10.14 virtual machine on the VM Workstation 14/15 Pro virtualization program. Finally, we have made the necessary settings for file sharing between the virtual machine and the host. Thanks for following us!