So, just where are my shared folders in VMware?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by jive, Aug 11, 2007.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2006
    Location:
    Scotland
    #1
    Where abouts are the My Documents (for example) folders on my iMac? Obviously I can access them whilst running VMware but I can't find them through Finder?


    Surely I can't see the wood for the trees - they must be here somewhere


    Cheers!
     
  2. LMO
    macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2007
    #2
    Your virtual disk is in a .vmdk file. I don't know of any way to access the files inside without running Fusion and starting the virtual machine.
     
  3. macrumors 65816

    Sbrocket

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2007
    Location:
    /dev/null
    #3
    Your Windows files are stored inside a VMware disk file (the .vmdk file mentioned above), and accessing them isn't as simple as just browsing through the Finder for them. The easiest way to access them would be to boot up your virtual OS and drag/drop the files from your virtual OS to the Finder.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2006
    Location:
    Scotland
    #4
    Oh, I thought it would some how be easier than that. Cheers anyway!
     
  5. macrumors 65816

    odinsride

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2007
    #5
    You can setup Shared Folders in VMware that act sort of like how you want it to work. Go to your VM preferences and look under "Shared Folders" to set it up.
     

Share This Page