Using a host-application wiht XP mode


  • Hello,

    I've the following problem. We use an older DTP-application, that needs to run under XP Mode because it doesn't work poperly with  Win 7 64bit. For image editing we use Photoshop and we would appreciate using this program in the native Win 7-Mode using the  most oft the 16 GB memory of our workstations. So my question is: Can you open image files like jpg or tif that from the xp mode with photoshop in the win 7 mode? The workaround wiht a kind of shared folder is not the solution because we have to define the target-application (what means photoshop under win 7) in the "open with"-dialog in the explorer of the virtual xp-machine.

    Thanks for good tipps and ideas


    Wednesday, April 04, 2012 2:09 PM


  • Sorry, there's no mechanism for an application in XP Mode to open a
    file on the host with a host application.  You could possibly do it
    with some custom programming, but it wouldn't be that easy.

    Bob Comer - Microsoft MVP Virtual Machine
    Wednesday, April 04, 2012 3:20 PM