I have files and portable applications on windows 7 Host Machine. How can I access this from windows 8 Virtual machine which is on VMware workstation.
The procedure works with Windows 8 or any other Windows actually, it's not Windows 8 exclusive:
After that you'll be able to transfer files and folder from and to the VM's operating system by drag and drop for example.
A more permanent way is to setup shared folders between both machines. In the
Since the guest OS is Windows selecting to map them as network drivers will make them appear in
If you don't wish to map them as a network drive you can access your shared folders over network:
You can do it from Settings, Just follow the steps,
Look at the image for more information,
After setting shared folder, you need start your virtual operating system.