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Shared Fodlers No Longer Showing in Guest OS?

Hello All,

Guest OS: Windows 7 Professional (*32-bit)

Host OS: OpenSuSE 11.4

I am not sure when exactly this stopped working, possibly when I updated VMWare Player from the previous version (*6.0.4 I believe) to the current version of "6.0.5 build-244374". Or it could have been after I did a repair install to reinstall all the Windows files back to my Windows 7 VM after Windows Update had a complete failure. I did fix the Windows Update issue by doing that, but I don't think it has to do with this issue now.

I have had Shared Folders working ever since I started using Player a few years ago, but recently it has suddenly stopped working. I have tried disabling all shared folders, deleting any shared folder settings that were already configured for the VM, shutting-down, then re-adding the settings and then rebooting quite a few times, but nothing has changed in that regard. I also tried to manually delete the shared folder settings within the .vmx file while the VM was shut-down and then re-adding the shared folder(s) through the GUI, but that didn't seem to help either.

VMWare Tools is installed and I am able to do things like change the VM's resolution, go into Unity mode (*moving things from Host to Guest and the reverse by dragging files while in Unity mode), so I believe VMWare Tools is working just fine.

Settings in my "Windows_7.vmx" File after deleting Shared Folder settings and then re-adding a shared folder and rebooting the VM:

> cat Windows_7.vmx | grep -i 'share'

hgfs.mapRootShare = "TRUE"

sharedFolder0.present = "TRUE"

sharedFolder0.enabled = "TRUE"

sharedFolder0.readAccess = "TRUE"

sharedFolder0.writeAccess = "TRUE"

sharedFolder0.hostPath = "/home/userName"

sharedFolder0.guestName = "userName"

sharedFolder0.expiration = "never"

sharedFolder.maxNum = "1"

Does anyone know what else I could try or if there is any kind of bug in the release of this VMWare Player's current version?

Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in Advance,


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