VMware Fusion 5 - Shared Folder (Read/Write) - Yet no write permissions in VM

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by altjx, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. altjx macrumors member

    May 12, 2010
    I am using VMware Fusion 5, and running Windows 7 inside of a VM. I have went to the Shared folders section and added a folder. The file permissions are set to "Read & Write".

    The problem that I'm having is that, even though I can access this share from my VM, I can't right click > Create new > text file. I get the Windows 7 error stating "Unable to create the file 'New Text Document.txt' The system cannot find the file specified."

    This is very annoying as I gave the shared folder Read & Write permissions within the VM's settings... I just created folders and files in this very same share a few days ago, and now it's not working... Can someone PLEASE assist me with this?
  2. altjx thread starter macrumors member

    May 12, 2010
    Ok, after logging off and back on, I can finally read AND write to the shared folders. I don't even want to talk about why the hell this would happen.

    Anyways, now I need to figure out why I can't save files directly to this mapped drive. I always have to save it to a local folder first, and then drag it over... Anyone has any input on that?
  3. jdelgado macrumors regular

    Oct 25, 2009
    I do not have a solution, but I have a similar setup: VM Fusion 5.0.3 and have some mirrored and shared folders in the VM. I can access them from my Mac and within the VM without problems, and I have not seen your problem before.
    Maybe is related to a corrupted preferences file?
    What do you mean by "mapped drive"?

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