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I know I can Share a drive on my Virtual Machine with my local machine. How do I make the files on my local machine available to my virtual machine. I would like to leave them where they are and just access and update them from virtual machine - if possible.
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You can share files and folders with a virtual machine the same way you would with any other physical machine on a network.  If you need to access files from a command prompt then you'll want to map the network folder to a drive letter.

To map a network drive on the virtual machine:
-Click on Start/Run
-Type C:\ and press enter
-Click on Tools/Map Network Drive
-Pick any drive letter
-For the folder type \\hostcomputername\pathtosharedfiles

The only restriction is that your host machine and virtual machines do have to be networked together.  So if your host machine is a laptop and you go places where you don't have network connectivity then you will need to install a loop back adapter on the host and then enable it as nic card in the virtual machine settings.  This is a pretty easy process, and others have documented it better than I would so just google for it if you need.
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Using which product are you trying to achieve this ? VMware Workstation or VMware ESX ?
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You can just drag and drop files between the Virtual Machine and the local machine. Sometimes it just takes a few seconds for the files to be ready to copy.  
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