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Share a Directory Between VMware Workstation and Windows

Updated: May 14, 2023

This post shows you how to share a directory between VMware Workstation and Windows.

Versions Used

  • VMware Workstation 15 Player

  • Windows 10 Professional


Step #1: Click Player > Manage > Virtual Machine Settings...

Step #2:

A) Click the Options tab

B) Click Shared Folders Disabled

C) Click the Enabled until next power off or suspend

D) Click Add...

Step #3: Click Next

Step #4:

A) Click Browse

B) Browse to This PC > Documents, click Make New Folder and name it shared

C) Select shared

D) Click OK

Step #5: Click Next >

Step #6:

A) Leave Enable this share checked

B) Click Finish

Step #7: Click OK

Step #9: Look for shared on Linux at /mnt/hgfs/


From Enable a Shared Folder for a Virtual Machine @ [link]

From VMWare Workstation Player Icon @ [link]


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