Windows – VirtualBox 4.3.12, Windows 7 as guest and host OS: host -> guest clipboard not working

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I use VirtualBox 4.3.12 r93733.

  • Guest OS: Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate
  • Host OS: Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate

I installed the VirtualBox Guest Additions and rebooted the guest OS. The host -> guest clipboard is not working, is there any way to fix this issue? Host -> guest clipboard means that I copy something in their keyboard in the host OS and try to paste it in the guest OS.

The guest -> host clipboard works fine. I set the clipboard to be bidirectional:

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The VirtualBox Guest Additions are running fine on the guest OS:

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I restarted VBoxTray.exe but it didn't help. I also try giving administrative permission to this process.

Before upgrading VirtualBox (I believe I had 4.3.6) the bidirectional clipboard was working fine.

Best Answer

you need to do one step more, when you start your window 7, you will see menus at top.

click on Devices -> shared Clipboard -> Bidirectional

now you can copy and paste from host to guest or gues to host