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How to share the windows folders to vmware guest

To share files from windows to Solaris in vmware workstation, we no need to configure samba or NFS.By enabling the share folders in vmware workstation, we can simply map any windows folder in Solaris. To enable this feature ,vmware tools must be installed.To see, how to install vmware tools CLICK HERE.

Here we will see how to share windows folder to Solaris.

1.Click on the summary view to edit settings.

 2.Go to options and click on always enabled.

3.Add the path which you want to share to guest operating system. Here i am sharing Unix directory from drive Y:

4.Its up to you that  how you want to share the folder.If you click on read-only, you can not copy files from Unix to  share folder.

5.Click OK to finish the wizard. Go back to OS console view by selecting view–>current view–>console.


6.Login to guest OS and see the new window shares will be mounted under /hgfs mount point.
bash-3.00# df -h

Filesystem             size   used  avail capacity  Mounted on
rpool/ROOT/s10x_u9wos_14a
                       9.8G   3.7G   4.7G    45%    /
/devices                 0K     0K     0K     0%    /devices
proc                     0K     0K     0K     0%    /proc
mnttab                   0K     0K     0K     0%    /etc/mnttab
swap                   386M   448K   385M     1%    
fd                       0K     0K     0K     0%    /dev/fd
swap                   385M   156K   385M     1%    /tmp
swap                   385M    44K   385M     1%    /var/run
rpool/export           9.8G    23K   4.7G     1%    /export
rpool/export/home      9.8G    21K   4.7G     1%    /export/home
rpool                  9.8G    32K   4.7G     1%    /rpool
/hgfs                   16G   4.0M    16G     1%    /hgfs
bash-3.00# cd /hgfs
bash-3.00# ls -lrt
total 9
drwx——   1 root     root        8192 Apr 15 01:23 UNIX
Now you can easily transfer files from base OS to guest.For you information ,you share multiple folders to guest.


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