In a Windows guest operating system, you can view shared folders by using desktop icons.

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If the guest operating system has VMware Tools from Workstation 4.0, shared folders appear as folders on a designated drive letter.


  • Depending on the Windows operating system version, look for VMware Shared Folders in My Network Places, Network Neighborhood, or Network.
  • If you mapped the shared folder as a network drive, open My Computer and look for Shared Folders on 'vmware-host' under Network Drives.
  • To view a specific shared folder, go directly to the folder by using the UNC path \\vmware-host\Shared Folders\shared_folder_name.