Before you can identify which folders to share or mirror, you must configure your virtual machine to share folders.


  1. Select Window > Virtual Machine Library.
  2. Select a virtual machine in the Virtual Machine Library window and click Settings.
  3. Under Systems Settings in the Settings window, click Sharing.
  4. Select the Enable Shared Folders check box.
    This action enables shared folders. It also enables mirrored folders for supported Windows guest operating systems. On Windows and macOS virtual machines, a VMware Shared Folders shortcut is created on the guest operating system. Click on the shortcut to view the shared folders.