How to share files between OS X 10.8 and VM 10.6 server?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by will0407, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    I recently installed OS X server 10.6 as a virtual machine using parallels on my dad's new imac (running 10.8.2) as he needs to use appleworks within the VM.

    At the moment, he's dragging files to a USB flash drive, then mounting it in the VM to transfer files across.

    I've tried to set up a shared folder but can't work out how to do it. Can someone tell me how to do it to save him constantly mounting and un-mounting the flash drive?

    I've tried google but can't find anything very clear.
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Swiss-G

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    Are you trying to set-up a file share on the server VM?

    You can share folders in Parallels by selecting the Virtual Machine menu and then configure>options>sharing
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I've done the configure>options>sharing but then I can't find the folder ive selected to share within the VM? I created a folder on the desktop of imac, selected to share that in VM configuration, but then I don't know how to access that folder via the Virtual machine?
     
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    Swiss-G

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    #4
    Have you tried opening finder in the VM selecting GO and then Connect to Server

    You should be able to browse available shares from there
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ill giv it a try
     

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