I'm running VMWare Fusion on my mac (OS X Lion). I saved a file there that I'd like to view on the host machine. How can I access this file?

VMWare is running an Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit server image.

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VMWare provides a mounter for their disk image, so you can double click on the vmdk file and it should be mounted automatically.

Your real problem is that OS X has no built-in support for the ext file system, but you can easily find third party tools online. You can either download pre-compiled packages or use macport/brew to compile your own.

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    didn't quite follow you. what is the vhd file?
    – Ramy
    Dec 6, 2011 at 23:29
  • i don't see anything when i run sudo find / -name "*vhd*" that looks like it belongs to the vm.
    – Ramy
    Dec 7, 2011 at 1:04
  • Sorry. It should be .vmdk file instead of vhd. You can find it in your virtual machine "file" which is actually an package that you can open using the context menu.
    – billc.cn
    Dec 7, 2011 at 13:45

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