In this content, I’ll explain you how to install VMware Tools on macOS Catalina. If you want to make macOS Catalina responsive, Better work, work fast and enable the drag and drop feature then you must install VMware tools since it’s the tool created by VMware to make Virtual Machines work smoothly and have the benefits of install macOS as a VM.
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Step 1. Download VMware Tools ISO
The link below is the direct download link of VMware Tools for macOS Catalina.
Step 2. Attach the ISO to macOS Catalina
A. power on the macOS Catalina VM, right-click on macOS Catalina Tab/Window then click on Removable Devices > CD/DVD (SATA) > Settings
B. Then Select Use ISO image file option and click Browse.
C. Locate the VMware Tools you downloaded in step A. Select VMware Tools.iso and click Open.
D. When you have selected the VMware tools.iso, then make sure the device status is Connected and Connect at Power On and click OK Button.
Step 3. Install the VMware Tools
A. When the VMware automatically appear on your screen, then you have to click on install VMware Tools.
B. Once the pop-up asking for permission appears, click OK.
C. On the welcome to VMware tools Installer pop-up, click Continue.
D. Click on the Install button, you will see a warning message and don’t worry about that, click Continue Installation.
E. Type your username plus password and click Install Software.
F. Click Ok on the pop-up appears again.
Step 4. Allow VMware Tools through macOS Security Settings
A. You will see a pop-up System Extension Blocked. After the pop-up appears, click Open Security Preferences.
B. Click on the Padlock icon then type your password. So it allows you to make changes.
C. Click Allow to enable the VMware tools extension to be installed from the security & privacy window.
D. On the Legacy system Extension, click OK.
E. Click on OK again on the Security and Privacy windows.
F. After the installation is successfully done, click the Restart button.
G. macOS Catalina VM will restart and after the restart login with your Username and Password.
H. You may see the same System Extension Blocked pop-up again. Click Open Security Preferences.
I. Then click Allow again from the Security & Privacy window.
K. Restart your VMware and test the increased features are working.
Step 5. Reinstall the VMware tools if required
Seldom the VMware doesn’t word if you face this issue simply you can reinstall it then it will work well.
In order to reinstall VMware just follow the below steps.
- Click on Install VMware Tools.
- Click on Continue.
- Click on Continue Installation.
- Type your Username and Password and Click Install Software.
- Click Restart.
- login to macOS Catalina
- Full screen your macOS Catalina to make sure it works well.
Now the VMware is successfully installed on masOS Virtulized Catalina.
In this article, I tried my best to make more simple to install VMware on macOS Catalina I hope this article solved your issue, If you have faced any problem or you have any suggestion, I’ll be glad to see your thoughts on comment.