Workstation stores shared virtual machines in the shared virtual machines directory, where VMware Workstation Server manages them.

The default location of the shared virtual machines directory depends on the host operating system.

Default Shared Virtual Machines Directory

Host Operating System

Default Shared Virtual Machines Directory

Windows XP

Windows Server 2003

Windows Server 2008

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\Shared Virtual Machines

Windows Vista

Windows 7

Windows 8

C:\Users\Public\Documents\Shared Virtual Machines

Linux

/var/lib/vmware/Shared VMs