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VMWare Shared Drives

Discussion in 'Support' started by pitonyak, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. pitonyak

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    Installed TCC into a 64-bit Windows 7 VM (using VMWare).
    VMWare is configured to map drive Z: to access the host machine.

    I see z: inside Windows Explorer.
    I can use "dir z:\C" from CMD.

    TCC, however, does not see the drive:

    C:\Program Files\JPSoft\TCMD12x64]echo %_DRIVES
    A: C: D:

    [C:\Program Files\JPSoft\TCMD12x64]dir z:
    TCC: (Sys) The system cannot find the drive specified.
    "Z:"

    Note that some other applications can also NOT see drive Z (QT Creator, for example).

    The drive shows as "Shared Folders (\\vmware-host)(Z:)" in other applications such as Firefox.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. TEA-Time

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    If the programs that can't see the Z: drive are being run as a different user, such as an administrator where you have to enter that user's credentials, then they are using a different profile that has its own set of drive mappings.
     
  3. pitonyak

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    Oh my goodness. Now that had not occurred to me.

    Some things that I do fail if I am not the administrator, so, I ran TCC as an administrator. Went back to the standard user and there it is. You are correct. How annoying!

    Thanks. You ever make it to Columbus Ohio, I have a drink with your name on it.
     
  4. TEA-Time

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    Definitely an annoying aspect of that feature. I'm frustrated by it all the time. Heh

    Glad I could help. :-)
     

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