Share a Directory Between VMware Workstation and Windows


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


Versions Used

  • VMware Workstation 15 Player

  • Windows 10 Professional


Steps


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/



References


From https://docs.vmware.com: Enable a Shared Folder for a Virtual Machine @ [link]

From https://en.wikipedia.org: VMWare Workstation Player Icon @ [link]

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