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Windows 7: Access host drive from command prompt in xp mode

08 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Access host drive from command prompt in xp mode

Hi All,

This might be a silly question, but I'm having a terrible time trying to access files on the host machine (Windows 7) through the command prompt within the Virtual Machine (XP). I can see the drives in Explorer (e.g. C on VAULT_CORE_I&) and I see \\tsclient\c in the prompt, but I have no idea how to access the drive from the prompt.

I'm trying to help out a colleague who runs an old FORTRAN compiler and does alot of his engineering calcs with it, and would not work in Windows 7 (but it is working in XP Mode). However, I'd like to keep the files on his Windows 7 machine and not contain them inside the virtual machine.

Any help is much appreciated.

Oggie


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08 Dec 2009   #2

windows 7
 
 

I think you can map a network drive, e.g., H:, to \\tsclient\c, then use H: from command prompt.
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09 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 
mapping to \\tsclient\c

I tried mapping through the Windows Explorer within the XP Mode, but couldn't see the host drive (\\tsclient\c) when I tried to map it. Is there another way to map?
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09 Dec 2009   #4

windows 7
 
 

Do you have intergration enabled? Can you access host drives from Windows Explorer?

I can easily map them, and can access them from cmd prompt, e.g.

dir \\tsclient\c

works
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10 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Yup, integration is enabled. I can acess the host drives from Windows Explorer. The funny thing is, while "dir \\tsclient\c" works, that is I can see the list of files/directories with the command, I can't make it the active drive.

I can't figure out how to map, say, a drive letter to it. If I could, then I could go to z:, then cd to the directory I want to work in. Is there a way to map it to a drive letter or otherwise make it the active drive at the command prompt?
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10 Dec 2009   #6

windows 7
 
 

can you try to run "net use H: \\tsclient\c" in cmd?
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14 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7
 
 

that worked perfect, thank you so much.
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13 Jun 2012   #8

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

"net use" helped me also. Can now run dos programs. thanks.
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