Share Files Between Host to Guest in VMWare
Every Linux lovers have some small amount of love towards Windows. Like that, every Windows lovers have small minimum amount of love towards Linux Distributions. So the windows users are want to experience the Linux. For that they choose to dual boot it with there existing OS, otherwise installing it in VMWare or Virtual Machines. Not only this users, some Linux geeks also installing Linux in VMWare or VirtualBox due to some specifications.
They all are want to share the files between Host (Windows) to Guest (Linux). So this post was prepared for show you how share the files between them.
- Check IP Connection
- Check Shared Files
- Manage Sharing Settings
- Create Shared Folder
- Check Shared Folder
- Add Shared Folder to Guest
- Shared Folder Location
Step 1: Check IP Connection
First of all check the Guest IP was connected to the Host or Not.
In Guest OS (Linux) open a terminal and run the following command.
Here note your Guest IP Address.
In Host OS (Windows) open a command prompt and run the following command.
Check that your Guest OS (Linux) IP address was shown in the command prompt.
It means they are interconnected.
Step 2: Check Shared Files
Check any shared files are available in your Host or not. In Host OS (Windows) run the following command in command prompt.
C:\Users\MK007> net share
It shows no shared files between them. So first of all you need to create shared folder between them.
Step 3: Manage Sharing Settings
Before creating the shared folder enable the following options in your host OS.
Manage advanced sharing settings > Change sharing option for different network profiles > Private
Manage advanced sharing settings > Change sharing option for different network profiles > Guest
Manage advanced sharing settings > Change sharing option for different network profiles > All Networks
Step 4: Create Shared Folder
In Host OS create new folder and customize there settings towards sharing type.
New folder > Properties > Sharing > Advanced Sharing
Here enable “Share this Folder” option.
New folder > Properties > Sharing > Advanced Sharing > Permissions
Save the changes and close the tab.
Now customize security settings of the folder.
New folder > Properties > Security > Edit
Security > Edit > Add
Here add ‘everyone’ group and give full control access.
save the change and close the tab. Finally the shared folder is created in Host.
Step 5: Check Shared Folder
Now check the shared folder is created or not. Follow the same steps instructed in Step 2.
Finally Shared folder was successfully created .
Step 6: Add Shared Folder to Guest
Add the shared folder to the Guest OS.
Follow the steps:
The shared folder was successfully connected to the Guest OS.
Step 7: Shared Folder Location
Shared Folder location in Guest OS.
File System > mnt > hgfc > SharedFiles
Use this folder for sharing files between Guest to Host. This folder containing files are accessible to both OS.
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