Virtual Machine not detecting external HD?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by SidZer0, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. SidZer0 macrumors newbie

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    So I successfully installed VMware Fusion 5 (Windows 7) on my 13' iMac. Everything works perfectly but the VM is not detecting my 1TB external HD. I'd like to download/store files to the external HD (when I'm using Windows) as opposed to the Bootcamp drive but I cannot access it. Any advice to get the VM to detect the HD?

    Help!

    Thanx.
     
  2. SidZer0 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  3. miclar1 macrumors newbie

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    I'm running Windows XP SP3 in VMW 5.0.3 but what I do should also work for you. If I need to transfer files to/from my external HD while in XP, I run VMW in a smaller window, then click my Mac desktop to access my external HD. I can then drag & drop files either way.
    If you really need to see your external HD from within Windows, there is a PC soft called MacDrive that permits that but its not necessary with VMW.
     

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