How to access Windows Virtual Machine folders remotely from another computer running Mac OS X?
Share the files or folders on your Windows Virtual Machine by completing the following steps:
Open the Computer Management console using shortcut Windows + X in Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 or Start > Computer > Right Click > Manage in Windows 7
In the Computer Management console, expand Shared Folders, right click Shares, and then click New Share.
A Shared Folder Wizard will open:
Enter the path to the folder you want to share
NOTE: For security reasons, it is not recommended to share an entire drive C:
Specify how people see and use your share over the network and set the kind of permissions you want for the shared folder > click Finish
Make sure network discovery and printer sharing are on by following these steps:
- Open Network and Sharing Center by clicking the Start button, entering Network and Sharing center in the search field, and then clicking Enter.
- In the Network Sharing Center, select "Change advanced sharing settings".
- If network discovery is off, select Turn on network discovery, and then click Apply.
- If file sharing is off, select Turn on file sharing, and then click Apply.
Make sure your virtual machine is set to use the Bridged networking mode: go to your virtual machine's Configuration > Hardware > Network and choose Bridged: Default Adapter, Ethernet, or Wi-Fi depending on your needs.
In the Finder, choose Go > “Connect to Server.”
Type the network address for the computer or server in the Server Address field. For information about the correct format for network addresses, see:
- If necessary, enter your user name and password, then select the server volumes or shared folders.
You should be able to access your Windows Virtual Machine folders now.