The VMWare Tools in combination with your virtual machine settings allows you to share files and resources between the physical host and the virtual guest. Files can be drag and dropped between host and guest windows, or you can use shared folders to create persistent connections between the guest and host file systems.
- [Voiceover] When you're working with a guest VM,…you'll undoubtedly, at some point,…want to access files on the host.…There are two basic ways to do this.…The first is to simply drag and drop files…between the host and guest systems.…The second is to use the VMware shared folders feature.…To share files between systems,…you need to install the VMware tools on the guest system,…if they aren't already installed.…With the VMware tools installed,…it can be as simple as dragging files and folders…from the host computer's desktop or various windows…into the guest VM window.…
I have a folder on the desktop of my host called Documents.…I can select it…and drag that folder to the guest desktop.…It copies the files from the host into the guest system.…You can drag files into windows in the guest as well.…On the guest, I'll create a folder called Parent Folder.…Now I'll double click it to open it as an Explorer window.…Now I can take the folder from the host…and drag it into the window.…When you do this,…you'll notice that the mouse pointer will adjust…
- Installing VMware Fusion 8
- Setting up virtual machines
- Setting up a custom virtual machine
- Setting up file sharing
- Managing virtual snapshots