I updated Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 on Fusion 5 Professional under OS X 10.8.5. All the way quite smooth. However, after I restarted Windows 8.1, the Adobe Reader Updater popped that
"Error 1606. Could not access to Network Location \\vmware-hostShared Folders\Documents\."
What steps shall I take to fix it?
Looks like the registry may have to be altered. Before we go down that path, try this
1) Go to Virtual Machine menu > Settings > Sharing
2) Turn off ( clear check box ) all mirrored folders . If they are already turned off disable Shared folders.
3) Windows may automatically log off. Log back into your account
4) Now go to Virtual Machine menu > settings > sharing : enable shared folders and turn on mirrored folders
5) Windows may log off. Log back again . Now check if you still getting the error message.
I want to try your method. But I don't know how to uninstall VMWare Tools. Please provide more details.
(I guess I need to delete all snapshots. It takes a long time....) So, I comeback tomorrow and see if you've given me further details.
Hi - from within your VM session click the Virtual Machine menu, then 'Reinstall VMWare Tools'. Once the 'CD' has been mounted you can then run the installer. At the first option screen choose to uninstall (rather then repair or modify). After uninstallation and a reboot go back to the Virtual Machine menu and choose 'Install VMWare Tools' (wording may not be exact). At the options screen select a 'typical' installation and then reboot once the installer has completed.
I referred to Uninstall VMWare Tools and uninstalled VMWare from the WIndows 8.1 Control Panel within the VM. After that I restarted Windows 8.1 VM.
Then I tried reinstalling the VMWare Tools from the Virtual Machine manu. But then it continued displaying "Cancel VMWare Installation".
I waited for an hour but no progress at all.
I repeated the process and the same problem repeated.
Now, I have 1) no VMWare Tools, 2) no access to VMWare-host/Shared Folders and 3) unable to map a drive (i.e. X:) to the Shared Folders. Situation has got worse.
What can I do?
Please try the steps below.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
Reference --> knowledge base vmware
Thanks noogle. This worked for me on Fusion 6 Pro and Win8.1. I had tried a reinstall/repair which didn't help, neither did just unsharing and resharing. It appears you have to completely uninstall and reinstall, after which all things seem to be back to normal.
Another confirmation that a complete reload of vmware tools worked to restore vmware host network sharing (HGFS) after the windows 8.1 update on Windows 8 x64.
As tonykaus I also tried the reinstall option first, without it fixing anything.
The complete uninstall / reboot / reinstall tools sequence however worked perfect.