Downgrading VMWare Tools

I’ve run into an amusing issue with the tools that come packaged with VMware Player. If I removed content from the middle of a file on the host, this change wasn’t replicated on the guest. Here the file would be reduced in size, but by removing bytes from the end rather than the middle, which isn’t entirely helpful.

I’m experimenting with downgrading the version of VMware Tools, and found handy instructions of how to do this here:

  1. Go to and navigate to the version you want. The tools installation is bundled in a tar under the packages folder.
  2. Grab the file, extract it to get an executable, and run it.
  3. Go to VMware player and choose Player -> Manage -> Reinstall VMware Tools…
This entry was posted in Computing. Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>