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how can I copy files between windows host and linux guest on vmware workstation?
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The easiest way is to install VMware Tools in your Linux Guest machine and then in the machine settings, allow shared folders to be enabled (Options tab).

Another way is to install and set up Samba in your linux guest, but the shared folders are a bit easier.

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This has already been discussed here http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/VMWare/Q_27395549.html?

with a solution to install Samba?
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I need to be able to use copy and paste ;that is why I'm using workstation not server.
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Copy and paste depends on the version of Linux. With Ubuntu Linux, copy and paste between Linux and Windows is straightforward (I have done that).  With Fedora Linux, it does not work. There was an E-E thread about this as weill.

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If you mean copy and paste files, so long as the folder has been mapped on the other machine (host or guest) so that you can see both systems in the same explorer tree, then you can copy and paste files as well. But you need folder sharing enabled. ... Thinkpads_User
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@it-rex: It's the same function!

Workstation/Server to and from Linux, you need to install SAMBA on your Linux VM!

SAMBA!
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thanks
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Thank you and I was pleased to assist. ... Thinkpads_User
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