How to access MAC shared folder in VMware virtual machine

Time:2021-1-30

Sometimes we need to do some things in Windows system on Mac computer, but users don’t want to install windows system. Therefore, installing VMware virtual machine is the best choice for such users. But how can we access MAC shared folder in VMware virtual machine?

Specific operation steps:

1. Select the virtual machine that you want to set the shared folder on the Mac and click the “set” button, as shown in the figure

 Mac与Vmware怎么共享文件夹?

2 Click the “share” option in the virtual machine settings window, as shown in the figure

 Mac与Vmware怎么共享文件夹?

3 Click the “enable file sharing” option in the sharing settings window, as shown in the figure

 Mac与Vmware怎么共享文件夹?

Let’s take sharing the desktop on the MAC as an example, as shown in the figure

 Mac与Vmware怎么共享文件夹? 

Next, we start the virtual machine. After entering the system, the vmware tools tool prompts us that we have detected a shared folder with the host and need to log off to use it. Click “OK” to continue.

 Mac与Vmware怎么共享文件夹?

After logging out successfully, log in to the system again, and you will find that the files on the MAC desktop will be displayed on the desktop in the virtual machine. I created a new file named “virtual machine folder sharing test” on Mac. After it is created, it will appear on the desktop of windows system. Similarly, when you create a file on the desktop of a virtual machine system, it will also be displayed on the Mac.

 Mac与Vmware怎么共享文件夹?

If you want to share multiple folders, you can add them in the sharing settings window of the virtual machine. The virtual machine provides us with desktop, manuscript, music, pictures and other sharing options on MAC by default. If you want to add other folders, please click the “+” button, as shown in the figure

 Mac与Vmware怎么共享文件夹?

Then select the folder you want to share in the Mac and click the “add” button.

 Mac与Vmware怎么共享文件夹? 

After adding, you can see the new shared directory in the shared settings window of the virtual machine.

 Mac与Vmware怎么共享文件夹?

Next, we open the “computer” window in the virtual machine, and you can see a share folders directory with a share ID. please click to open it.

 Mac与Vmware怎么共享文件夹?

Then you can see the list of all the shared folders between the Mac and the virtual machine, as shown in the figure

 Mac与Vmware怎么共享文件夹?

The key to realize the sharing between Apple Mac and VMware virtual machine is to install vmware tools in the virtual machine system, which can realize the sharing function between virtual machine and MAC. If you fail to follow the above method, please check whether the vmware tools tool is installed correctly in the virtual machine system.

 Mac与Vmware怎么共享文件夹?

The above is the way to set up the folder sharing in the VMware virtual machine of MAC system. Users who need to take a look at these steps quickly and follow these steps to set up on their own computer.