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Windows 7: Access XP C Drive from Win 7

09 Aug 2013   #1

Windows 7
Access XP C Drive from Win 7

Hi Guys,

In Windows XP mode can my programs access the C drive/folders of Windows XP from Windows 7. I can access drives of windows 7 from XP (XP mode) but is vice versa possible.



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09 Aug 2013   #2

Windows 10 Pro

Yes, you should be able to see your drives and files from each os.

In Windows Explorer in the XP Mode virtual machine, under My Computer, you should see:

3 1/2 Floppy (A) -if you have a floppy drive. Most likely not.
Local Disk
DVD Drive
C on YourMachineName

Do you not see C on YourMachineName? It should appear and have the files that are on your physical machine's C drive.

In the Settings for your XP Mode virtual machine, change the Networking setting from Shared Networking (NAT) to the entry for your physical network adapter. This makes your virtual machine just like any other machine on your network. The same rules of networking and file sharing apply to virtual machines as physical machines. You can map a drive or create a share.
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10 Aug 2013   #3

Windows 7

Thank you for your reply.

I want Windows XP mode to share the internet that is running on my Windows 7. But I want windows 7 to access the files in C: of windows xp mode. If I change the setting from shared networking to physical adaptor then I don't think it will use windows 7 internet. This is the problem. The thing is I have some programs which writes files in C: of Windows XP mode and I want programs running in Win 7 to access them.
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