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I am a beginner at Ubuntu. Here is my problem.

I have Ubuntu installed on my external HDD and I am running XP through VMware on Ubuntu, because my internal disk is dead at the moment. External HDD have ext4 (37GB) and 2 NTFS partitions (36GB and 220GB).

How can I access that 220GB (or 36GB) NTFS partitions from VMware XP? I already tried searching for similar posts but with no luck.

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This a long process and I had a lot of issues doing it. Don't remember the exact page anymore, but try looking for making a virtual disk from a physical disk. Once you complete the process of linking a virtual disk to a physical disk you can mount it in the same virtual machine as a second drive. I was attempting to access a physical drive to run the os in virtual box and it ran horribly and had very slow access. Not worth it unless 100% necessary. – schonjones Sep 10 '12 at 3:16
Did you install VMWare Tools? – Mitch Sep 10 '12 at 6:13
@shonjones I know that is long, process but i really need Windows with access to disk. Thank you for your response. – chr Sep 10 '12 at 22:00
@Mitch I have installed VMWare Tools rite now. Any advice? – chr Sep 10 '12 at 22:01

Open VMWare, and right click on the VM, and click on settings enter image description here

Then click on options --> Shared folders enter image description here Then click on Always enable --> Add enter image description here Then Browse to the folder of your choice, click Next, and follow the on screen instructions. enter image description here

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