Sunday, May 11, 2008

Shared Folder in VMWare

When using a virtual machine, you will find inevitable for the guest OS accessing the host OS, mostly for file sharing. VMWare provides a great way to do.

My environment: VMWare Workstation 6.0.2
Guest OS: Windows XP SP2 32-bit
Host OS: Windows Vista SP1 64-bit

1. On your VMWare Workstation console, choose VM > Settings > Options > Shared Folders

2. Pick "Always Enabled" if you want to make your shared folder always on your guest OS, and add the folder you want to share.

3. Install VMWare tools on your host OS by choosing VM > Install VMWare Tools on your VMWare Workstation.

4. Then you can access your host OS shared folder by:
\\.host\Shared Folders

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