How to share files and folders between guest and host on vmware

Like in Virtualbox we can also have the need to share files and folders between the host system (in video plasma) and the guest system (in video arcolinux).

Alternatives are usb’s and cloud services.

We have already installed vmware following this article.

And we have already installed ArcoLinux in this vmware machine following this article.

Host is the operating system (OS) that is running on your computer.

Guest is the OS that is running inside virtualbox.


  1. Share Public folder in the settings of vmware – point to Public folder on your host
  2. Install open-vm-tools inside the guest OS
  3. mount the shared folder with this command inside the guest OS
sudo vmhgfs-fuse -o allow_other -o auto_unmount .host:/Public /home/$USER/Public

You are ready to test it out.

More information can be found on the Arch wiki.