Help: VMWare will not recognize USB devices

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Commodore, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. Commodore macrumors member

    Aug 12, 2007
    I have just installed VMWare on my girlfriend's MacBook (2 GHz Core 2 Duo, 1 GB Ram, OS 10.4.10), and it will not recognize anything I plug into a USB port inside Windows. On the toolbar below Windows, one of the USB symbols will light up blue and will even show the name of the printer. I have scoured the web and these forums, read countless FAQs and KB articles, and I cannot get it to work. Under the settings panel, it lists the name of the printer and I have ensured that it is checked as "connected."

    Any advice? Any suggestions would be a huge help!
  2. Commodore thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 12, 2007
    Hi, it would really be great if someone could offer some help. VMWare will not recognize anything--printer, flash driver, etc. Thanks.
  3. LMO macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2007
    Under Settings USB have you got both boxes checked (Enable USB 2.0 Support, and Automatically Connect USB Devices)? Have any of the devices already been mounted by OS X? Are any USB devices listed in the Settings dialog?

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