Access folders stored in Windows 7 XP Mode

Posted on 2012-09-17
Last Modified: 2012-09-18
I am using XP Mode on Windows 7 64 bit to run an application which does not run under Windows 7.   I have the application running and accessible from the XP Mode Applications menu.  

However while running this program it exports files to a folder on the c drive.  The location is hard coded in so I can not redirect it to \\tsclient\c.   I would like to add "Windows Explorer" to the XP Mode Applications menu so we can copy files the files to the local drive without having to start up XP Mode as a virtual machine.  

How do you add existing applications to the XP Mode Applications menu?
Question by:qvfps
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    Expert Comment

    What exactly do you mean by the "XP Mode Applications menu"?

    Author Comment

    If you have installed XP Mode in Windows 7 Pro.  Applications installed in XP Mode are visible to Windows 7 by going to start->All Programs->Windows Virtual PC-> Windows XP Mode Applications
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    Expert Comment

    I'll have to look into that in a bit.  I never checked on that, but my apps are there and I didn't do anything.

    Author Comment

    I am trying to get Windows Explorer to appear there so we can view files created on the Virtual PC.
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    Accepted Solution

    Since you don't want to require the virtual machine to be running when you access the files, you need to attach the VHD to '7' so you can access it with Windows Explorer.

    Go to Disk Management;  click on "Actions" - Attach VHD.    This will make the virtual drive "look" like a physical drive to '7 ... you can then assign a drive letter to it;  and can then access it with Windows Explorer whether or not the virtual machine is running.

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