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Old Jun 6, 2007, 11:06 PM   #1
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File sharing between Mac and XP using VMWare?

How do I do it?
Sorry, and yes, I realize I'm probably asking a moronic question.

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Old Jun 6, 2007, 11:12 PM   #2
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How do I do it?
Sorry, and yes, I realize I'm probably asking a moronic question.

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They can access a common drive or you can set up a network between the real and virtual machines.
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Old Jun 6, 2007, 11:14 PM   #3
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Set it up in preferences and in Windows you can access it under Network Neighborhood.
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Old Nov 27, 2007, 04:16 AM   #4
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Sharing files between Mac & Windows via VMWARE Fusion

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Set it up in preferences and in Windows you can access it under Network Neighborhood.
Excuse my ignorance, but how do I complete this process?
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Old Nov 27, 2007, 06:48 AM   #5
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Here is how I do it:

From the Windows virtual machine:
1. Open "My Computer".
2. Right-click the C drive and select "Sharing and Security..."
3. Select the "Sharing" tab in the window that pops up.
4. In the middle section, you should see "Network sharing and security".
a. Check the box next to "Share this folder on the network".
b. Check the box next to "Allow network users to change my files". (optional)
c. Click the "Apply" button in the lower, right corner of this window.

From OS X:
1. From Finder, go to the "Go" drop down menu from the menu bar.
2. Select "Connect to server..."
3. You can either enter the IP address of your Windows virtual machine or click the Browse button. (if you use the IP address method, type in "smb://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx" where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx should be the actual IP address)
4. Enter the username/password of your Windows virtual machine.

The Windows virtual machine's C drive should now be on your desktop and you will be able to access all the files and be able to put files in there for use on Windows.
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Old Dec 7, 2007, 05:24 PM   #6
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Any other suggestions? I wasn't able to share between my Mac and Vista.

How do I find the IP address of my virtual vista machine?

I have Leopard and VMwareFusion loading Vista Ultimate.
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Old Dec 7, 2007, 07:57 PM   #7
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i found the way to go from mac to vista, but how about vista to mac? is there a way to make a shortcut in leopard to the vista shared folders? and vice versa?

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Old Mar 15, 2008, 04:17 PM   #8
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pastrychef

Thank you very much for the details on how to network a drive. Worked like a charm.

Thanks again!!!!
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Old Mar 15, 2008, 06:43 PM   #9
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My pleasure. Glad I was able to help.
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Old Mar 18, 2008, 07:31 PM   #10
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One more question. When I am in my VM Windows window, how can I get from within windows to my files that are on my server?

IE from within windows how do I see my network folders that are not on my Mac?

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Old Mar 18, 2008, 09:26 PM   #11
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Where are these folders that you are trying to access?
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Old Mar 19, 2008, 12:12 AM   #12
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On a windows 2000 server that is connected to the Mac via a router and cat 5. I can see the files between the Mac and the server no problem. I just want to be able to see the files from within windows xp also.

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Old Mar 19, 2008, 01:24 AM   #13
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Try the following:

1. Click the Start button in the lower left corner.
2. Select My Network Places.

You should be able to see everything now, but if you don't... Try:

3. Click "View workgroup computers" on the left of the window under Network Tasks.
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Old Mar 21, 2008, 05:06 PM   #14
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The only folders that are showing up are the ones that I created so that I can see them on my Mac and vise versa. Can't see my network files from my server thou.
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Old Mar 24, 2008, 05:38 PM   #15
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I am in the same situation as earlier poster
I am able to see the shared files/folders, from within XP, that are on my Mac but I can't get beyond the Mac. I have internet access from windows via IE so I know that it can get thru to the network, but I can't find a way to get at the networked printer or other computers that are sharing on the home network. I am running VMwareFusion on my MacBook running Leopard. When I go to the Network by way of Windows Explorer it only shows my Z drive which is the shared folders with the Mac, even when going thru the home network or anyother avenue I could think of.

I tried installing the printer driver for the networked printer but it still could not find the printer, even when I gave it the ip address

Thanks for any assistance
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Old Mar 24, 2008, 08:55 PM   #16
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Old Mar 26, 2008, 03:23 AM   #17
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concern regarding turning on windows file sharing

The above instructions on how to access windows files by connecting to the server worked great for me. My question / concern is this:

Since windows is now shared, does this create a security risk that someone could access the ip of the VM, or is this just a localhost address? how exactly does it work? I'm not familar with "smb" and why you are using that before the ip address.

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Old Mar 26, 2008, 03:54 AM   #18
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one more question - where I see the servers that I am connected to? I closed the finder window & now I don't know where to find that server.

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Old Feb 13, 2010, 07:53 PM   #19
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Thumbs up Thanks so much...

My hubby recently purchased me my first Mac OS X and I have been an eager learner of all things Mac related ever since. I wouldn't even look at windows if I didn't have to use QuickBooks Pro for our company.

I was using bootcamp but the tedious task of rebooting every time I needed QB was getting old. I never wanted to leave the mac side... I did try paralells but wasn't happy with the performance. I eventually installed a demo of VMWare and that was quite a difference. I needed the information in this post in order to share files with the external drives I had installed via USB.

I just wanted to give a big "THANKS" to pastrychef for these excellent instructions! It couldn't have been put any simpler.

Now I can use QB without rebooting!

So THANKS again pastrychef!

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Here is how I do it:

From the Windows virtual machine:
1. Open "My Computer".
2. Right-click the C drive and select "Sharing and Security..."
3. Select the "Sharing" tab in the window that pops up.
4. In the middle section, you should see "Network sharing and security".
a. Check the box next to "Share this folder on the network".
b. Check the box next to "Allow network users to change my files". (optional)
c. Click the "Apply" button in the lower, right corner of this window.

From OS X:
1. From Finder, go to the "Go" drop down menu from the menu bar.
2. Select "Connect to server..."
3. You can either enter the IP address of your Windows virtual machine or click the Browse button. (if you use the IP address method, type in "smb://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx" where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx should be the actual IP address)
4. Enter the username/password of your Windows virtual machine.

The Windows virtual machine's C drive should now be on your desktop and you will be able to access all the files and be able to put files in there for use on Windows.
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Old Feb 25, 2010, 10:51 PM   #20
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i know this post is old but i have to say thank you because i try to find everywhere someone who explain this process, i know is easy, but i didnt know nd is many people who need it.

from Colombia i thank you again for ur time. and bby the way do u know how to change the name of the server that appear after i clic brose on my mac? because appear a weird name with my files, how i can change this?

and my mac doesn't ask me for any password so i guess any computer have access to my files on windows, can i make a password? or this is happening because i dont have a password on my account on windows xp

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Here is how I do it:

From the Windows virtual machine:
1. Open "My Computer".
2. Right-click the C drive and select "Sharing and Security..."
3. Select the "Sharing" tab in the window that pops up.
4. In the middle section, you should see "Network sharing and security".
a. Check the box next to "Share this folder on the network".
b. Check the box next to "Allow network users to change my files". (optional)
c. Click the "Apply" button in the lower, right corner of this window.

From OS X:
1. From Finder, go to the "Go" drop down menu from the menu bar.
2. Select "Connect to server..."
3. You can either enter the IP address of your Windows virtual machine or click the Browse button. (if you use the IP address method, type in "smb://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx" where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx should be the actual IP address)
4. Enter the username/password of your Windows virtual machine.

The Windows virtual machine's C drive should now be on your desktop and you will be able to access all the files and be able to put files in there for use on Windows.
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Old Jul 22, 2010, 11:58 AM   #21
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vmware/mac file sharing

i use fusion 2.0.7 and mac osx 10.6; simply go to "virtual machine" on the menu bar, select "shared folders" and follow along with what you want to do. you can also create a shared folder in mac and set it to use microsoft smb for sharing. simple as pie. plus you can sync/mirror folders between your virtual and the mac.
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