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  • 1.  Fusion 13 - Where is the setting for Shared Folders?

    Posted Jan 02, 2023 04:40 AM

    Running Window 11 64-bit Arm on MBP M1.  All runs fine but no shared folder with the Mac.  The Virtual Machines settings panel does not have a Sharing setting.

    How can I establish a shared folder from my Mac to Windows under Fusion 13?

    Thanks! 



  • 2.  RE: Fusion 13 - Where is the setting for Shared Folders?

    Posted Jan 02, 2023 04:58 AM

    Fusion folder sharing is not yet supported for Windows 11 ARM virtual machines. We hope that VMware will fix this sooner rather than later by releasing a full VMware Tools implementation for Windows 11 ARM. 

    Workarounds are to configure Windows file sharing on the macOS host and access it like you  would any other SMB file share,  use a cloud file sync app in both host and guest such as OneDrive or DropBox, or use an SCP clinent such as WinSCP to transfer files back and forth between host and guest. 



  • 3.  RE: Fusion 13 - Where is the setting for Shared Folders?

    Posted May 08, 2023 12:20 PM

    For folder sharing for now you can use windows network folder sharing by setting you networking to Bridged network and finding the guest IP 



  • 4.  RE: Fusion 13 - Where is the setting for Shared Folders?

    Posted May 08, 2023 09:11 PM

     wrote:

    For folder sharing for now you can use windows network folder sharing by setting you networking to Bridged network and finding the guest IP 


    Actually both Bridged and NAT networking works using macOS file sharing.

    The only difference is the IP address that you use - browsing for the Mac won't work.

    if you have a bridged network, use the Mac's IP address.

    If using NAT networking, the Mac has an IP address on the NAT network's segment, Just use the .1 IP address of the same subnet that the Windows VM is on.  



  • 5.  RE: Fusion 13 - Where is the setting for Shared Folders?

    Posted May 08, 2023 03:21 PM

    Strongly recommend reading both the official release notes and the unofficial guide posted in the documents section.  There's a lot of nuances to running win 11 ARM (and the unofficial guidance on how to build it is much better than the official VHDX conversion ones).



  • 6.  RE: Fusion 13 - Where is the setting for Shared Folders?

    Posted Jun 23, 2023 07:59 PM

    Hi, I think you already got the solution. Nevertheless, I want to share some simple steps to establish a shared folder on Mac that can help other people who are searching for it.

    If anyone wants to create a shared folder on their Mac and give others access to it, they need to turn on file sharing first. Here is how to turn on file sharing on Mac:

    • In the Apple menu, click System Settings
    • Then, in the left sidebar, click General
    • Next, click Sharing
    • Here, you can turn on File Sharing. Type in your password if prompted
    • Then click the “i” icon next to the File Sharing toggle, and you’ll see that a folder named [your user name]’s Public Folder has been created. To share another folder, click the “+” below the folder window, browse to the folder, and click Add.

     

    shared folder setting on mac.png

     

    After enabling file sharing on their computer, they can allow other users to access files by creating a shared folder (see step 5 in the above section). They can also create and share a new folder by following these steps:

    • Open Finder, right-click and select “New Folder” to create the folder. It’s generally recommended to avoid using spaces or punctuation symbols in the folder’s name to ensure compatibility with different operating systems and file transfer protocols
    • Right-click on the folder and select “Get Info”
    • Under General, check the Shared folder checkbox
    • Next, click the “Sharing & Permissions” section
    • Then, click the “+” icon and add the users you want to share the folder with, then set their access permissions
    • Click the lock icon to make changes.

    create shared folder screenshot.png

     

    Remember that they can add or remove files from the shared folder at any time. This is the content source: https://setapp.com/how-to/create-shared-folder-on-mac where you get complete guidelines.

    I hope this helps! Best wishes to all



  • 7.  RE: Fusion 13 - Where is the setting for Shared Folders?

    Posted Jul 21, 2023 02:23 PM

    , I'm not much of a Windows user, so could you or someone else give me a clue as to how to access the shared folders that you just created with a Windows 11 ARM VM? That is, once I'm in the Windows 11 VM, how do I access/mount this folder?



  • 8.  RE: Fusion 13 - Where is the setting for Shared Folders?

    Posted Jul 21, 2023 02:27 PM

    In Windows, in Explorer, type in the address bar \\ip address or name of computer\share name to access a shared resource.



  • 9.  RE: Fusion 13 - Where is the setting for Shared Folders?

    Posted Jul 21, 2023 04:06 PM

    Another option (and the one I'm using) is to upgrade to the tech preview, and then use drag/drop to move files back and forth.