xdzgor
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how to access host

Hi

from a VM, how do I access the host file system? I am running a Windows XP VM on a Windows XP host machine.

I am sure that I used to be able to click on "my network places" and ".hostShared folders on .host", and then be able to access the host file system - but now I just get the message "
.host\Shared Folders is not accessible".

Thanks,

Peter

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RDPetruska
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The VMware Shared Folders feature is NOT enabled in Player. Use standard Windows network file sharing instead (you get the added benefit of much greater stability, too).

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KevinG
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Immortal

Hi Peter,

You will need to use the standard Microsoft File sharing using the network.

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xdzgor
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Hi, thanks for the replies. I found out that I when I have my laptop (where I run my windows XP + VM) at work then I can connect from the VM to the host OS (via windows file sharing) - but if I am at home then I cannot connect to the host OS? What causes this? Is there some sort of effect caused by what network the host OS is connected to?

Thanks, Peter

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