I installed Windows 8 on Fusion 4.1.4, running OS X 10.8.2. I cannot access shared folders or mirrored folders.
The message says "Windows cannot access \\vmware-host\Shared Folders\Desktop. Check the spelling of the name. Otherwise, there might be a problem with your network. To try to indentify and resolve network problems, click Diagnose. Error code: 0x80070035 The network path was not found."
I have gone to Virtual Machine/Settings and turned everything off, restarted Fusion and turned everything on. That did not help.
I have read posts about installing VM Tools. I have no idea what VM Tools are or how to install them.
How to access the shared folders?
Did you install the VMware Tools? The tools can be installed from the the VMware Fusion (menu bar) ->Virtual Machine->Install VMware Tools. Then you should be able to share your Mac file with Windows Guest VM by File sharing（VMware Fusion (menu bar) ->Virtual Machine->Settings->Sharing）.
This is so bad. I'm using Windows 8 on VMware Fusion 6 on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, and I still get the error message the network path was not found when I try to assign a drive letter to a shared folder.