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How to access Guest PC folder from Host? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi Team,

    How to access Guest PC folder from Host? Is this possible? If yes, please let me know how to.


    ItsMeSri SP 2013 Foundation

    Wednesday, February 12, 2020 6:28 PM

Answers

  • Hi ItsMESri,

    Thanks for your post!

    Based on my understanding, you would like to access the files on the VM from hyper V host. If I misunderstood it, please feel free to let me know.

    Below are the methods to achieve your requirements:

    1. On the Hyper V VM, please enable "enhanced session mode":

    And enable "Guest Service" on the VM's integration service:

    Then, we can copy, paste files between host and VM.

    2. Another method is to access the file from network.

    a. For the VM, we need to connect to External Virtual Switch or internal Virtual Switch. Since for external VSwitch and internal VSwitch, it will create virtual NIC on the Hyper V for Host and VM communication.

    b. Then on the VM, please share the files to host.

    c. After sharing the files on the VM, we can open file explorer on the Host, then enter the UNC patch of the shared folders on the VM to access the files.

    Thanks for your time! If there's anything unclear, please feel free to let me know.

    Best Regards,

    Anne


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    • Marked as answer by ItsMeSri Thursday, February 13, 2020 5:07 PM
    Thursday, February 13, 2020 6:58 AM
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All replies

  • Hi,

    If you want to access to the VM from the host computer, you can browse the VHD file and mount it.

    To find the VHD folder:

    • Right click to the VM, click Settings and go to Hard Drive.

    Mount the VHD:

    Open now the File Explorer and you see the VHD mounted, you can copy from the host to your VM, If it's what you want.

    Regards,

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    Wednesday, February 12, 2020 6:41 PM
  • I think you did not understand what I am asking.. .It is easy to access host shared folder from Guest VM. 

    but I am looking vice versa. acces Guest Shared folder from Host.

     

    ItsMeSri SP 2013 Foundation

    Wednesday, February 12, 2020 6:45 PM
  • Assuming both have network connectivity you can access via UNC path or also as a mapped network drive.

     

     



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    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

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    Wednesday, February 12, 2020 7:17 PM
  • Hi ItsMESri,

    Thanks for your post!

    Based on my understanding, you would like to access the files on the VM from hyper V host. If I misunderstood it, please feel free to let me know.

    Below are the methods to achieve your requirements:

    1. On the Hyper V VM, please enable "enhanced session mode":

    And enable "Guest Service" on the VM's integration service:

    Then, we can copy, paste files between host and VM.

    2. Another method is to access the file from network.

    a. For the VM, we need to connect to External Virtual Switch or internal Virtual Switch. Since for external VSwitch and internal VSwitch, it will create virtual NIC on the Hyper V for Host and VM communication.

    b. Then on the VM, please share the files to host.

    c. After sharing the files on the VM, we can open file explorer on the Host, then enter the UNC patch of the shared folders on the VM to access the files.

    Thanks for your time! If there's anything unclear, please feel free to let me know.

    Best Regards,

    Anne


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help.
    If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    • Marked as answer by ItsMeSri Thursday, February 13, 2020 5:07 PM
    Thursday, February 13, 2020 6:58 AM
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