If you have Samba on a Linux host system, you can configure it so that it works with Workstation.

You must modify the Samba configuration so that it includes the IP subnet that the vmnet1 virtual network adapter uses. You can determine which subnet vmnet1 uses by using the command /sbin/ifconfig vmnet1.

You must also make sure the Samba password file includes entries for all users of the virtual machine who will access the host file system. The user names and passwords in the Samba password file must match those used for logging on to the guest operating system.