The problem is I cannot access my usb stick from the real machine.
If I insert the usb and i have "Removable Devices" turned ON on my virtual machine I have full access and functionality on it. When I turn it OFF, even though you'd expect to have access from your host machine, the device fails to appear on my physical machine.
Even when I close the VMware player, I still don't get access. I've tried killing some vmware procs but got no result.
Any ideas are welcome.