O'Reilly logo

VMware Workstation – No Experience Necessary by Sander Van Vugt

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Working with shared folders

A very useful feature in VMware Workstation is shared folders. Using shared folders allows you to easily share files between the host operating system and VMware Workstation. Using shared folders allows you to get access to a shared folder on the host computer in the virtual machine.

To work with shared folders, you need to enable them in the virtual machine. Once enabled, you can access them from the virtual machine's operating system. In the following procedure, you can read how it works:

  1. Working with shared folders starts on the virtual machine where you want to use it. So make sure that the virtual machine where you want to use it is started.
  2. Once the virtual machine is started, select Settings from the VM menu and ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required