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Run multiple applications sharing same file system?

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ddcpom Thursday 24 September 2020 at 19:46

Hi! I have two Windows programs that need to interact with each other via the same file system.

I am new to PlayOnMac, but it seems that it creates a discrete virtual Windows file system for each application (maybe I'm wrong here)? In other words, the two apps don't seem to consider themselves as both being on the same computer.

That being so, is there a way to install two applications in the same Windows "instance" (file system)? Or "container", "environment", whatever you want to call it...

Thanks much! Sorry if this is a newbie question or I'm just plain wrong. smiley

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Dadu042 Friday 25 September 2020 at 11:08

I think someone had the same questions in the past, do search into the forum.

Erdeslau Sunday 27 September 2020 at 15:58

@ddcpom, - If you want two (or more) wine.apps to be able to interact, they must to be installed in the same wine prefix/bottle (or whatever terminology you want to use).  IMO the easiest way is to Install the first app (make sure it works fully), then add (install) any further by app(s) and any additional dependencies required to the installation just as you would if you needed to install further dependencies/updates to an existing installation.    


ddcpom Monday 5 October 2020 at 22:50

Hi Erdeslau, how can I do this, what are the instructions when using PlayOnMac?


andreaplanet Wednesday 7 October 2020 at 1:31

  1. Install the first app.
  2. Copy the windows installer of the second app into the virtual drive. Under POM select open virtual drive in finder (or something like that).
  3. Then under POM --> 'Configure', you can launch 'File Explorer' or the 'Command Prompt' and so start the installer of the second app.

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