Host O/S? Guest O/S?
vmware player 2.0 build45731
host os = winxp pro
guest = win2003 server
and vmware tools from vmware server 1.0.3 installed with complete option
You need the Tools from Player 2 installed. And, the virtual machine needs to be a Workstation 6/Player 2 compatible version for Shared Folders to work.
I did not see any vmware tools included with player...
where do you find it?
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The ISO images are in the Player installation folder (on Windows hosts; they are missing from the Linux host package).
Also, how did you create this virtual machine? Is it a current version one, or an older one?
okey. I did look in that folder. but hehe, I must have over looked the iso files..
I have now installed the vmware tools that where bundeled with wmvare player.
however shared folder does not work...
I did create this image with vmware server. not sure what version.
here is from the vmx file:
config.version = "8"
virtualHW.version = "4"
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I think that's an older hardware version and that you need to update to something newer. I think WS 6 and player 2 use the virtualHw.version = "6", but I'm not 100% certain about that.
seems your right.
version 6, ok
version 7, error "Invalid configuration file. File "H:\Win2003 server - grunnimage\Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition.vmx" was created by a VMware product with more features than this version of VMware Player and cannot be used with this version of VMware Player.
Cannot open configuration file H:\Win2003 server - grunnimage\Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition.vmx.
so version 6 is probably what wmvare player is. however shared folders does not work if I put it to V6
working now. I think it was the maxnum that was missing.. not sure.
\##### Shared Folders #####
sharedFolder0.enabled = "TRUE"
sharedFolder0.present = "TRUE"
sharedFolder0.writeAccess = "TRUE"
sharedFolder0.readAccess = "TRUE"
sharedFolder0.hostPath = "H:\ghost\"
sharedFolder0.eXpiration = "never"
sharedFolder.maxNum = "1"
thank you for your help
I had shares working, but my fedora guest was updated by the fedora mothership.
Now my hgfs directory is empty!
I got a boot-time message to rebuild vmware-config-tools, so I did that, but my hgfs directory is still empty.
I followed this trails. In my case, I got virtualHW.version = "4". Is it possible to upgrade the virtual machine of an existing instance? If so, how?
I know it's an old thread, just wanted to post a recent solution. I'm new to vmplayer and this may help others as well.
So in virtual machine settings go to the 'Options' tab and there you can set up 'Shared Folders'. I use Linux host and Windows guest. In the Windows guest, open the Explorer, and you should see "Shared Folders on 'vmware-host'".