You can share files between virtual machines and your Mac by using shared folders.

1

Select Virtual Machine > Settings.

2

In the Settings window, in the System Settings section, select Sharing.

3

Drag the Share Folders slider to ON.

4

Click the add (+) button at the bottom of the display box.

5

In the Finder sheet, find the location of the folder to share, select it, and click Add.

6

In the Permissions field, set the virtual machine permission on the contents of the Mac's shared folder.

Option

Description

Read & Write

Enables the virtual machine to change the contents of the shared folder on your Mac.

Read Only

Prevents the virtual machine from changing the contents of the shared folder on your Mac.

Permission settings on your Mac also determine access to files in the shared folder. Read-only permission on a file or folder takes precedence over the Shared Folder permission setting.