Running .exe files on Yosemite with VMWare 7

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  1. imclayton macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    So I have VMWare 7 running windows 7 on Yosemite like the title says. Does anyone know how you can run it so that I am able to pull up the downloaded .exe on the OS X screen. I currently am only able to pull it up on the Windows screen.

    Hope this makes sense and if this is not clear please ask. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Try unity mode.

    https://pubs.vmware.com/workstation...UID-8C477788-7700-4030-8C4A-039C02AABB74.html
     
  3. imclayton thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Right click the VMware icon in the dock and show virtual machine library.

    Select your active VM and then from the menu bar, click View → Unity

    Note: you can't run EXE files in Yosemite. You still have to run them from within the virtual machine. Unless the EXEs are of the UNIX variant.
     
  5. SlCKB0Y macrumors 68040

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    Or use WINE...
     
  6. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    It's clunky :)
     
  7. SlCKB0Y macrumors 68040

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    It is....it's pretty hit or miss but when it works it often works well.
     
  8. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    In VMWare 7 it should look like this.
     

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  9. imclayton thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yea I have this but the Unity button is greyed out..
     
  10. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Is your VM running?
     

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