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I installed a Windows 98 version of Virtual PC on an old Apple iBook. I need to share a folder on between the PC and Apple desktops in order to move data created on the PC side. So I created a folder on my Apple desktop, and in the PC environment I designated that folder as a Shared Folder using the Preferences dialog box. Windows recognizes that shared folder as a generic F: drive. Unfortunately, whenever I try to move PC data into that shared folder, I get a "drive not available" error message. How can I remedy this, please?

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  • rcr153 Jan 01, 2011

    Thanks for trying, but I accidentally stumbled onto my own solution. After instructing Virtual PC to share the desired folder located on my Mac desktop, I restarted the computer out of desperation ---- and presto, the shared folder immediately became accessible.

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Try to create a folder at the root of the c: drive. This means that the folder has to be not at any desktop or at any other folder but just in the c: drive.

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