Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Sharing folders between VMware host and guest O.S.

1. Install VMware Tools. See http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1022048 and http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1022525
     . Virtual Machine -> Install VMware Tools
           sudo mkdir /mnt/vmtools
           sudo mount /dev/sr0 /mnt/vmtools
           cd /mnt/vmtools
           tar zxvf VMwareTools-x.x.x.tar.gz -C /tmp
           cd /tmp/vmware-tools-distrib
           sudo ./vmware-install.pl -d
           sudo reboot

2. Configure share folder
     . Go to settings of the guest VM -> Sharing
           Setup the sharing folder

3. The location of the shared folder will be in /mnt/hgfs or /media/psf/

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