Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Access folders in vmware Linux from Windows machine

In vmware Linux machine (using bridge network connection):
Install samba (ubuntu example):
sudo apt-get install samba

Then create a user name and password for the samba server:

sudo smbpasswd -a your_user_name

Share folder: right-click the folder and choose “sharing options”, give a share name like “usr_ubuntu”.
In Windows machine:

File explorer->Tools->Map Network Driver: folder is “\\\usr_ubuntu”, then input your_user_name and password

[update: 2/5/2013] you don't need the step of "Share folder: right-click...."

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