Vmware file access

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  1. raakii

    raakii Registered Member

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    I found vmware very helpful to run and test linux distros.But i need to know how to access folders that are outside the vmware defined partition, form within the vmware.pls help..
     
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  3. raakii

    raakii Registered Member

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    i am unable to find the shared folders between the host and guest os.help me how to find shared folder in suse linux.I am using vmware workstation
     
  4. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    I have never used the shared folders in vmware ... so I can't tell you exactly how to do it. But why not use a network protocol?

    Or connect to your Windows host:

    Alt + F2

    smb://ip-address-of-your-windows-host

    On the Windows host, make sure the firewall allows inbound traffic for vmware IPs, make sure a folder is set to share and you'll be able to see it and use.

    See on this page:
    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/opensuse-11-5.html

    Under samba sharing, you can see the Windows share open, no special configurations. Just the way I've written above.

    Mrk
     
  5. raakii

    raakii Registered Member

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    I am getting a message " Connection timeout". Is there any solution to this?I am new to linux.
     
  6. rice4lunch

    rice4lunch Registered Member

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    u can add physical drives onto vmware and mount it on your guest linux.
    but i wouldn't use the partition while vmware is using it, because u will get missing files and stuff...

    or u can share the folder and use it over the network.

    on guest windows, i access the shared folders by "\\.host\Shared Folders\" (w/o the quotes) don't know about linux, but you can try it if you have samba installed.
     
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    raakii Registered Member

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    I have used the commands for windows b4 and it worked, my problem is for sharing folders with guest linux.
     
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    On a linux guest you will find the shared folders under the /mnt directory.

    Panagiotis
     
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    Make sure you install vmtools. Then check and see if the sharing module is running : lsmod | grep vmhgfs
     
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