Virtual PC 2007® SP1 allowed users to share a particular folder with the Virtual Machine (VM). In Windows® Virtual PC, users can enable sharing at drive level only.
To share a particular folder with the VM, follow steps as below
This is all you need to do to share a particular folder between host and VM. To remove the virtual drive use subst S: /d command.
Let’s add little more fun by making it easier to send files to Windows7 host from a VM.
It is that simple and now by using right click menu for any file or folder you can use “Send To” menu to easily copy files to the Windows 7 desktop (Figure 3).
Microsoft Virtualization Team
About the communication between vpc and the host i really wish i could be faster also i´d wonder why sp3 says my initial CPU host on computer properties that has 4 core and in taskmanager it only utliilzies one of them, whould be real neat if the VPC could use multiple cores.
I am not very happy about the way that XP Mode shares. I need it to integrate the program files on my C drive with the program files on its C drive seamlessly so that I can use the registration software - which instantly crashes when opened in Windows 7 - for some of my programs installed on the host system. But I cannot acheive this end, and I do not want to install these programs on XP Mode
this is lousy.....expection dissapointed
It still amazes me that it is quicker to burn a file to a CD and read it with the reader than use the built in things to share files between a PC and a virtual PC on the same box. Actually, it is disgustingly hard, poorly implemented, not well thought out. Drag and drop technology is 20 years old, WTF?
Hi, I just copied the file from Win 7 to a XP vitual machine, by drag and drop.
The steps are::
In the VMware Player go to the
Player>>Manager>>Install Vmware Tools.
The installation will take couple of minutes, Once installed it will prompt for restart.
After restart you can drag and drop the files from host to Virtual machine or vice versa.
I was looking for files from the VM (XP mode) to be accessed by the host (WIN 7) without having to actually copy them. Is there a way?
hi, that was really good for my job. thanks