How do I move files from the hosting computer to the Virtual Machine? 

Gelsana Thompson 26 Reputation points

I have just installed VMWARE Workstation 16 Pro to move files. How do I move files from the hosting computer to the Virtual Machine? My computer is a Windows 10 Enterprise and the OS of my vitrual machine is Ubuntu 22.04 64-bit

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  1. deherman-MSFT 35,471 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    @Gelsana Thompson
    Since you question is related to VMware I recommend posting this on their dedicated forums.

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  2. Anonymous

    Use a network connection between the two. \\C$

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  3. Limitless Technology 39,496 Reputation points

    Hi there,

    To transfer a file from the physical computer to the virtual machine, simply drag it to the virtual machine window (where the guest OS is displayed). You can also right-click "Copy" on the physical computer and right-click "Paste" in the guest OS.

    To share folders on your physical PC to make them read-only (for security) or read/write (if needed) by the virtual machine.

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