Hi Scott: Thank you for the quick reply.
This must be a fairly common issue.
Is anyone else running a WXP Pro Client Virtual Machine on a W 10 Host?
If so, are files being shared between Host and Client?
What are the settings that make it happen?
Scott: I think you have supplied the correct answer.
(WXP Pro may not be a supported guest operating system.) *
In that case I will revisit the post and check the box.,
But first, just to confirm: In the list of supported operating systems for file sharing, i do not see WXP Pro.
That may be why my Host W 10 Home Files are not being "Shared" into the Client VM WXP pro operating system.
If my conclusion is correct, I will check the box as "Solved."
And, reluctantly have to consider going back to an Oracle VM machine. I don't want to do that!!!!!!
This VM is much easier to use.
* Here is the list of supported OMs from the link you provided:
"To use shared folders, a virtual machine must have a supported guest operating system.
The following guest operating systems support shared folders.
- Windows Server 2003 R2
- Windows Server 2008 R2
- Windows Server 2012 R2
- Windows Server 2016
- Windows Vista
- Windows 7
- Windows 8
- Windows 10
- Linux with a kernel version of 2.6 or later
- Solaris x86 10
- Solaris x86 10 Update 1 and later "
(NO WXP Pro) And that system is what I need for some old files and programs.)
Does anyone know of a patch or work around?
One that occurs to me is to use a USB flash drive (if a USB port can be enabled).
a stand-alone hard drive (USB connected)
Or a Read/Write DVD or CD (the Disc Drive is working fine in the Client WXP machine.)
These would be a bit cumbersome but would probably work.
Thanks for your speedy reply Scott!
I have several WinXP guests running under Workstation 15.5.1 just fine. I almost never use the shared folders feature - it's been buggy for generations.
Use standard network file sharing (SAMBA/CIFS/Windows file sharing), or drag and drop files between guest and host. Or build files into an ISO image on the host, mount it to the guest's CD-ROM. Or, shutdown the guest and mount the disk to the host to copy files back and forth. Many ways to get files between host and guest.