How To Share Wi-Fi And Directory Between MacOS And Win7 Virtual Machine

If you want to use Windows 7 in MacOS, you always need to install VMware Fusion and create a Windows 7 virtual machine in it. You can read article How To Install VMware Fusion Virtual Machine On Mac Correctly to learn how to do it. But after that, you may also need to share Wi-Fi and directory between MacOS and the virtual machine, this article will tell you how to do it.

1. How To Share Wi-Fi Between Windows Virtual Machine And MacOS.

  1. Open VMware Fusion, click Virtual Machine —> Settings menu item in top menu bar.
    vmware fusion virtual machine settings
  2. Click Network Adapter item in popup window.
    virtual machine win 7 settings detail
  3. Choose Wi-Fi radio button in Bridged Networking section. And close the dialog, now the windows 7 virtual machine can use the Wi-Fi which MacOS used to access network.
    select wi-fi to share it with windows virtual machine

2. How To Share Directory Between MacOS And Windows 7 Virtual Machine.

  1. Open VMware Fusion, click Virtual Machine —> Settings menu item in top menu bar.
    vmware fusion virtual machine settings
  2. Click Sharing item in the popup settings window.
    virtual machine win 7 settings detail
  3. Then you can see below popup window for directory share configuration.
    sharing directory configuration in virtual machine
  4. Click the plus ( + ) button to select and add a shared folder. If you see the yellow warn icon at the bottom of the window like above picture, it means you do not install VMware Tools for the virtual machine, so you should first install VMware Tools for it follow below step.
  5. Click Virtual Machine —> Install VMware Tools menu item in top menu bar to install it, this may take some time.
    virtual machine install vmware tools
  6. After install VMware Tools and configure shared folder, you can login windows 7 virtual machine to see the MacOS shared folder content in windows explorer or desktop.
    macos shared folder in windows virtual machine
    see macos shared folder in windows 7 virtual machine
READ :   How To Install VMware Fusion Virtual Machine On Mac Correctly

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