|Posted on Monday, November 19, 2007 - 12:22 pm: |
If a virtual machine runs a Windows operating system, you can simply drag and drop the files to and from the virtual machine’s desktop. Simply click on the file and move it in or out of the VMware window while the machine is running.
The second method allows you to share and make accessible to the virtual machine any folder on the host server. To share a folder with a virtual machine, follow these steps:
1. In the VMware window select VM – Settings. Select “Options” tab. Click “Shared Folders” and then “Add”. Go through the wizard selecting a file on the host machine you want to be visible on the virtual machine. When finished, click OK to close the settings window.
2. Access the folder from the virtual machine. If running a Windows-based machine, open Windows explorer inside the machine. Go to “My Network Places – Entire Network – VMware Shared Folders – host” and open the directory you have shared.
If running a Linux machine, look for the shared folder in “/mnt” directory followed by “hgfs” or similar.