I've googled tried reinstall, many different things but copy&paste or shared folders won't work. What works is windows scaling, eg I can make window full screen it it is adjusted correctly which doesn't happen without the tools installed.
However I really need copy&paste and drag&drop. I also followed instructions here. I remember for others vms this used to actually work more or less. I have also run vmtools-config.pl multiple times and yes, the 2 options in Guest isolation are checked.
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Host is widndows 7.
So I have no clue what else I can do?
Was not able to get it to work. Tried it with Lubuntu and there it worked just fine:
sudo apt-get install open-vm-tools-desktop -y and then reboot. This is for a simple dev environment so Lubuntu works just as fine.