A Mac Shared folder is not displayed in Windows

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Symptoms

Files located in the Mac Shared folder /Users/Shared are not displayed in Windows.

Cause

The Mac files located in the Shared folder have the /Users/Shared/ physical path but only Home directory that has /Users/yourUserName/ path is shared in WIndows virtual machine configuration.

Resolution

You may choose on of the following options:

Set up a custom shared folder

  1. Open Windows virtual machine's configuration > Options > Sharing > click on Custom Folders.

  2. Click on "+" then in the opened window go to the path MacintoshHD\Users\Shared, click Open to add the folder.
  3. Shared folder will be added to User-defined macOS folders list, click OK to apply.
  4. Start Windows virtual machine, on the desktop click on Mac Files > Shared to get the access.



    Or you can open File Explorer > go to This PC > Shared on 'Mac' to get the same location.

Share All disks

  1. Open Windows virtual machine's configuration > Options > Sharing > click on Share folders > choose All disks.

  2. Start Windows virtual machine, on the desktop click on Mac Files > AllFiles > /Users/Shared to get the access.

 

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