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When adding data to a Physical Disk in a VMWare image, how do you access data from the Host computer?

I have a Windows Server 2003 VMWare Virtual Machine and to the image have added two physical disk that are part of the host computer.  I am able to copy data to the physical disks within the image, but when I go to the actual disks on the host computer the data that I've copied does not show up.

Any expert ideas?
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kumarnirmalCommented:
Which product are you using ? (VMware Workstation, VMware Server or VMware ESX)
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HMArnoldAuthor Commented:
VMWare Workstation 6
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kumarnirmalCommented:
You can easily drag and drop files between the host and the guest provided VMware Tools is installed in the Guest.
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HMArnoldAuthor Commented:
Is that the only way of doing it? It's very possible that the data that I will need to transfer will reach the 2TB range.

If not do you know of any limitations I may encounter?
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kumarnirmalCommented:
May I know what is the specific requirement of copying data in the 2 TB range ?
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HMArnoldAuthor Commented:
It is for legal use - about 5 years worth of Exchange backups that are in the process of being restored, we then run our programs to extract the email, data, etc that we need  to then work on the exported data with in our own enviroment (not VM).
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kumarnirmalCommented:
If you are planning to copy data from VM to a physical machine, then I suggest you go to VM -> Settings -> Options -> Shared Folders and enable the setting.
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