In VMware workstation is there a way to share an already existing folder in a guest operating system, with the host operating system? I tried following these instructions but they seem to be written for someone wanting to share a folder already existing on the host operating system.
Go to your virtual machine's network connection settings and select "Bridged: connected directly to the physical network".
Then share some folders on your guest OS, via right-clicking menu, from the "sharing" tab.
This should let you access files on guest OS under VMWare Workstation from host OS.
Alternatively, you can publish your files for external access (internet-wide, may require external IP address) and simply access them using FTP server or remote connection from any OS with internet access.