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How to copy file from windows host to Linux Guest in vmware

I'm trying to find out how can I copy the downloaded file fro my windows machine then put it in guest Linux ?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
It depends on the hypervisor, VMware Workstation and VMware Player both Support Shared Folders, this option is not available in VMware ESXi.

So you can either use

1. The Network (Samba/Wndows SMB, WIndows Shares)
2. USB device (flash drive or external hard drive connected to VM)
3. Build an ISO with your files, and connect ISO to VM.
4. Build a floppy image with your files and connect to VM.

see here
Mounting Shared Folders in a Linux Guest

How to Share folders with your Ubuntu Virtual Machine (guest)

You *MUST* have VMware Tools installed in the Guest to use VMware Shared Folders.

See my EE Article
HOW TO: Tutorial Video - Install VMware Tools for Linux on a VMware Linux virtual machine
I think you should provide more details:

1. Are you actually trying to get a file from a Windows VM to a Linux VM (same/different ESXi hosts?)

2. From a physical Windows PC to the ESXi hosts

What exactly are you trying to achieve - please provide more info on your environment.

A quick answer would be to use either WinSCP - but again, it really depends on what are you running on the lInux box itself - at the end of the day, you could even email the file accross if not too big.

That's why it is important to provide more details.
motioneyeAuthor Commented:
Thanks  hanccocka Your video help me :)
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