Trying to copy file from vmware guest to host using shared folders
Posted on 2010-11-17
I'm using vmware player and I'm trying to copy a 300 MB file from the guest to the host using folder sharing. Both guest and host are running windows 7. Vmware player has tools installed. When I try the copy on the guest machine... the "copying" dialog coomes up, and under "time remaining" and "speed" it says "calculating..." the entire time it is attempting to do the copy. After a few seconds I can see the file on the host file system and it is the full size, 300 MB, but still the "copying..." dialog is present on the guest.
The eventually (after about 5 minutes), a "Item not found" dialog shows up saying:
"Could not find this item.
This is no longer located in \\HPDESKTOP\Users\ollie. Verify the item's location and try again"