If you need to share a holder between your Windows host and Linux guest, you may use native VMware folder sharing available on VMware Workstation or VMware Player. To allow folder sharing, you must install VMware Tools on the guest operating system. I've used a VMware Player to demonstrate the configuration options, but WMware Workstation 8 will follow the similar steps.
■ VMware Tools installer is written in Perl, verify that Perl is installed in the guest operating system.
1. Go to Virtual Machine -> Virtual Machine Settings ....