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Im running a VM of Windows XP on my Windows 7 machine. Id like to connect to a shared folder on my Windows 7 machine from my VM of Windows XP. It seems the computers but they dont want to connect.

Please help!
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by:njxbean
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what program are you running the VM in?

essentially the VM is just another computer so the steps should be the same.  

how are you going about connecting?  does it ask you to authenticate?  is there a firewall turned on on the windows 7 workstation?  

if your trying \\computername try \\IPaddress or vice versa.

Also i happen to use VMware and it makes it very easy to share folders between the host workstation and the VM.  
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by:Cyber IT
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Im using VM Workstation to run a Windows XP OS on my Windows 7 computer.

I have Vipre Antivirus + Firewall running on the Windows 7
I have AVG running on the VM Windows XP

If you are using VMware, can you show me how this is done?  

Thanks!
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VM Workstation 7.

njxbean and erniebeek:  Thanks for the links.  I will look them over.
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by:bz43
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Just curious.  Is the log in name and password the same for both computers?  If not, create a user on the XP box running in VMware Workstation that is the same name and uses the same password as the user on the Windows 7 box.   Then login to XP with that user and go to "My Network Places" and see if it see the share.
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by:Vishal Patel
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In VM Workstation, install VM tools from VM menu, on the guest OS.
Then you will be able to drag and drop the folders & files. to/from VM.

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