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Old 10-06-2005, 04:33 PM   #1
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Shared Folders problem in VmWare. UTF8?

Hi all.
I have tried VmWare to use Windows XP as a virtual machine (guest OS) in my Mandriva LInux 2005 (host OS).
It works all fine ... with one exception: Shared Folders feature doesn'nt work properly.

For each virtual machine you can define shared folders: shared folders from the host OS (Linux) that will be visible from the guest OS (Win XP). Sometimes it works fine but sometimes not. If files or directories inside the shared folder include "strange" characters as , , , _ and so on then the list of files and directories appears incomplete. Sometimes a lot of them doesn't appear.
If all the files and directories are "normal" (a-z or 0-9 characters) then it works fine. But of course I can't ban all the users in our net using accents an so on.

I have seen something about this in the web. In one web someone told to change the Linux encoding charset to UTF8 in order to solve this kind of problems.
I'm not such an expert to understand it.
How should I make such a change in a working system?
Is this the way to solve it ?

Please help me.
Thank you in advance.
Old 10-06-2005, 05:26 PM   #2
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Setup SAMBA and then in Windows map a drive to a desire directory from the SAMBA server. I never use the shared directory or folder feature in VMware.


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