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    How-To: Transfer files from Ubuntu to VMware OS

    I've been trying to find a solution to transfer files from my Ubuntu to guest OS Windows XP under VMware. I just get a USB key, put all the files in it and then transfer it to the VMware Windows XP.
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    Re: How-To: Transfer files from Ubuntu to VMware OS

    Quote Originally Posted by boeing777 View Post
    I've been trying to find a solution to transfer files from my Ubuntu to guest OS Windows XP under VMware. I just get a USB key, put all the files in it and then transfer it to the VMware Windows XP.
    Yep, or set up Samba on the server and share whatever folders you need to.
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    Re: How-To: Transfer files from Ubuntu to VMware OS

    Did your guest XP recognise the USB key ?

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    Re: How-To: Transfer files from Ubuntu to VMware OS

    I use FileZilla on Windoze and Proftpd on Linux. This is much less hassle than getting Samba to work.

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    Re: How-To: Transfer files from Ubuntu to VMware OS

    Ever since Feisty I've had no trouble getting Samba Shares to work through the gnome menu: System/Administration/Shared Folders. From there set the shares you wish. This is not rocket science.

    Then in WinXP go to Network, Entire Network, Windows Network, Workgroup, and there you are seeing your Ubuntu shares. In Ubuntu you had to set the group name. I have always used Workgroup since the late 1980s, so that is what I do now.

    Then at the command line you add your password to Samba's:

    Code:
    sudo smbpasswd -a yourloginname
    Nothing more need be done. All the Windows programs can access the shares that way.
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