Using SmartPLS on a MacBook Air with VMWare (Virtual Machine

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Using SmartPLS on a MacBook Air with VMWare (Virtual Machine

Post by ronjoninpgh » Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:01 pm

I successfully installed SmartPLS on my MacBook Air using VMWare Fusion 4 as a Virtual Machine. However, when I try to open it, I get the message: "SmartPLS needs to store information in your home directory. \\vmware-host\SharedFolders was determined to be the path to the directory but SmartPLS cannot create a file in that directory."

Can somebody help me with this?
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Same here...

Post by Chad Autry » Sat Oct 29, 2011 1:39 am

I am running into the same problem...any help is appreciated!

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Post by ca02363 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:47 am

I'm having the same problem using VMWare Fusion 5. Is there a workaround?

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-SmartPLS cannot create a file in that directory

Post by aassouad » Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:12 pm

I am having the same problem. I did find a work around however. Disable "shared folders" in your fusion settings (...setttings...sharing) the it runs for me. Although this work I loose access to all my shared files between windows and the host OSX which is not ideal. You can always turn sharing back on after you finish using smart PLS however all your shortcuts etc will have gone or been broken (not lost files or data) it does work but is extremely irritating nonetheless
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