In addition to sharing folders through the Settings dialog box, you can also share folders by editing a configuration file.


  1. Create a configuration file named config if it does not exist in any of the following locations:
    • $HOME/.vmware/
    • /usr/lib/vmware/
    • /etc/vmware/
  2. Add the following line for each folder that you want to share:
    tsdr.share=Folder Path

    For example, to share folders / and /home/user1, create the file /etc/vmware/config and add the following lines:



Folders that are shared in a configuration file are not listed in the Sharing pane of the Settings dialog. You can edit the configuration file to stop sharing folders or share additional folders.