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[SOLVED] Accessing .TIB from vmware-host VM share folder

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Hi all,
My OS is MAC OSX and to be able to run ABR 11a, I run Windows 7x32 through VMWare Fusion.

My huge .TIB file is located within MAC OSX folder, and because of this, I need to "share" the MAC folder so that it can be read within Windows 7x32 VM.

The problem is, ABR 11 unable to read \\vmware-host\ folder...
I tried to map \\vmware-host\ to specific drive (Y: for example) but still unaccessible from ABR.

Anyone know how to access \\vmware-host\ share folder from ABR?

Thanks

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I guess, no one has experienced this issue before?

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(Just in case - the same is for vmware workstation running on a Widnows host). Mapping drives support is not implemented in ABR11 yet. May be will work if you share is an SMB share.

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Thanks Fedor!
I found a resolution using Windows mklink (Windows Symbolic Link creator) command.
The following is what I've done:
- mklink /d
For example:
- mklink /d c:\temp \\vmware-host\TIB\

I hope this helps everyone else who wants to utilise VMWare and want to import Acronis TIB

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Nice workaround. However it's only for Vista and above, as symbolic links are not available in XP (or Server 2003)

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Yup indeed, I wish Acronis allow recovery from network drive ^_*

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Rats!  I had so hoped your little mklink trick for ABR would get me past the Acronis TI issue described at https://forum.acronis.com/forum/acronis-true-image-2018-forum/please-help-vmware-guest-backup-host-share wherein Acronis True Image won't write backups to a VMware Workstation guest VM's accessible directory on the VMware host machine.  Alas: TIH2019 won't even recognize a Windows symbolic directory link as a directory that it can "see."

Back to the drawing board...