I have several virtual machines running Windows XP using VMware (v.6) which I use to install and use applications I don't want on the main host OS (WinXP). I need to access data on the physical drives on the host OS from the virtual machine.
I have tried using these "Edit virtual machine settings":
- Hardware > Hard Disk > Add > Use a physical disk (for advanced users)
- Options > Shared Folders > Always Enabled
But since I started accessing files outside the virtual machine, WinXP started detecting file errors on the host OS (and running DiskChk to fix them). I don't know if the VM is causing the corruption but I wanted to get some feedback about the correct way to do this.