Arcanan
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Copy file from guest to host into different drive (as D:\) without temporary file in TEMP, possible?

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When copying a lage file (10+ GB) from VMware WS 16 guest (with OS Windows 10) into host (also Windows 10) only way to do it is from Desktop to Desktop. Then there is no redundant copy of file in Windows TEMP foder.

My question:

Is there a way to copy (Ctrl+C) from guest to different drive on host (Ctrl+V) without first copying it into Windows 10 TEMP folder (usually C:\Users\[USER_NAME]\AppData\Local\Temp)? Thanks.

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btmp
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@wilahas a good point if this might be a constant thing.

If it's a one off instance you could probably get away with just mounting (It's actually called 'Map...' by Workstation) the VMs drive (while it is shut down) and using windows explorer (on the host) to cut it from the mounted VM drive and paste it directly to your desired location. If it's not a one time thing you could also consider adding the target location as a Shared Folder inside the VM (with tools installed) and only enable it when you want to move something there [or if you aren't worried about it you could also leave it enabled] or potentially even just save the files directly there so that both the Host and VM can access the files (Only one or the other, at any given time, will be able to write it that way. Neither can write to said file while the other has it open) -I do believe that the user (in the VM) will need Admin rights to access the Shared folder for use this way.

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wila
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Hi,

AFAICT not when using any of the feature provided with VMware Tools.
So not with drag & drop or the host-guest file share.

In this scenario you probably better look into using network shares.

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btmp
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@wilahas a good point if this might be a constant thing.

If it's a one off instance you could probably get away with just mounting (It's actually called 'Map...' by Workstation) the VMs drive (while it is shut down) and using windows explorer (on the host) to cut it from the mounted VM drive and paste it directly to your desired location. If it's not a one time thing you could also consider adding the target location as a Shared Folder inside the VM (with tools installed) and only enable it when you want to move something there [or if you aren't worried about it you could also leave it enabled] or potentially even just save the files directly there so that both the Host and VM can access the files (Only one or the other, at any given time, will be able to write it that way. Neither can write to said file while the other has it open) -I do believe that the user (in the VM) will need Admin rights to access the Shared folder for use this way.