pzbrawl
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how to share a guest workstation player 12.5 linux file with the windows host

I found a set of instructions for how to do this in workstation 9 at VMware Workstation Documentation Center , but the first command offered in that document...

mount -t vmhgfs .host:/ /home/user1/shares

... modified for my linux username and shared flder name, elicits the error ...

Error: cannot mount filesystem: No such device

It's basic. How do I share a file from guest to host?

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abhilashhb
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Here's the link for 12.x

Mounting Shared Folders in a Linux Guest

Looks like not much has changed. 

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RDPetruska
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That method (using the VMware Shared Folders feature) requires the VMware Tools to be installed.

You can also drag and drop files.  Or use standard network file sharing (CIFS/SAMBA).

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pzbrawl
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Unfortunately the commands in those 12.5 instructions elicit the same error.

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