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I have two physical iMac machines running OSX V10.6.6, with both machines running VM Fusion V3.1.2.
Windows 7 Pro is running under VMFusion on both machines.

On the first physical machine I have a windows application which uses an Access mdb file. This file is stored on the C: drive of the windows virtual machine.

I want to be able to access this file from the SECOND virtual Windows 7 machine.

How do I set up the sharing?  (I am familiar enough with Windows sharing but am a raw beginner with OSX and VMFusion)
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Should not be any real difference. The only issue you will have is the network. Make sure you are using "Bridged" networking for the network adapters for each machine. This will give them an IP address on the main network (as opposed to NAT where you are essentially using the host Mac as a router). Once you turn that on, make sure you get an IP address that is the same as your main network.

At that point, you can set up file sharing as you would a normal Windows PC.
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That was it!
Just to be clear for others: On the VMFusion window on the Mac, I clicked Virtual Machines/Settings/Network and selected "connect directly to the physical network(bridged}"
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