I need to share a folder between windows 7 and mac os x on VMware.
How can this be done?
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You need to follow this procedure in order to share files between Windows 7 and Mac OS X on VMWare :
Finder->Preferences->General Taband select
Connected Serversand you will see a
VMWare Shared Foldersicon in the desktop
Unlike other answers posted so far, this one explains how to connect the host and guest via VMware Shared Folders.
Add...and add a shared folder (pick any host folder that you have access to and any name)
Press Next and OK everywhere until all dialogues close
You should now have a "VMware Shared Folders" icon on desktop in which you will see the folder you've created. In the filesystem, it's a
vmhgfs mount at
/Volumes/VMware Shared Folders:
Finder->Preferences...->Generalif "Connected servers" is checked:
open .to view the icon on Desktop. Feb 14, 2021 at 12:46
You can enable sharing from within the OSX virtual machine System Preferences > Sharing > File Sharing.
You can access this from within windows
\\VMWARE VIRTUAL\User or by browsing the windows network.
By default yo may not be able to access some directories, you need to set the correct permissions for that within the virtual machine.If you want to be able to read and write into it something like
chmod 777 Downloads/ should do the trick.
Ask away if you need any clarifications with this.
In VMware Fusion, select a virtual machine from the Virtual Machine Library (
Cmd-E to open Virtual Machine » Settings… and select Sharing: