Can you ping the host?
Host firewall blocking?
Did you set up samba on the host?
What do you get if you try to map a share from the guest?
net use * \\<host ip address>\<share name>
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Do you mean the "Shared Folders" feature of VMware Workstation (VM settings > Options > Shared Folders)? Or a shared folder on network (as Lou mentioned)?
I guess it's the 1st one based on your description. However, I'd like to double confirm it.
I'm trying to use te VMWare Shared folders (vmhgfs) - this did work until just slightly before Christmas, and I'm guessing that some Windows update caused a conflict.
Tried SMB but I didn't get too far - I'm not entirely conversant with Win10 which wants to use 'homegroups' instead of workgroups. By the time I got that figured out I was running out of patience, and resorted to using a thumb drive for file transfer. I do believe that the hist firewall is blocking the SMB packets, and have not recofigured the firewall yet.
Please have a look at this thread for VMware Fusion (while that is for Fusion, the feature and thus troubleshooting works the same for Workstation)
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