I am having problem with enabling Shared folder between vmware workstation and Linux ubuntu 14.04 , i tried all possible ways and workarounds i found on net but nothing helped.
I still cannot see my shared folder from Windows 7 into Linux Ubuntu /mnt/hgfs ... empty nothing there.
Using /mnt/hgfs seems to be hit or miss (mostly miss )
Easy way: run konqueror and enter in the address field: smb://<ip address of host>/<share name>
It may ask for user name and PW.
You can also use host name, but you may need to put it in the hosts file to resolve.
Harder way: requires Samba client, probably installed by default.
create a directory to mount to (off your home directory): mkdir <directory name>
Use : sudo mount.cifs //host/sharename <directory name> -o user=<username>,pass=<password>
sudo mount.cifs //10.0.2.211/share work -o user=lou,pass=mypass
I install and use konqueror, there are probably others.
Not certain if this helps, as I am running OSX as my host with Ubuntu 14.04 as the virtual, but my shared folders issue was resolved when I upgrade VMWare Fusion to 6.0.4. Then Ubuntu 14.04 worked again, seamlessly sharing with OSX.
I JUST upgraded to the latest 10.06 and the problem is still present.
Fortunately I found a solution some time ago on an Ubuntu forum. Can't believe that VMWare hasn't patched this yet!?!
Make a script (something.sh) in the Ubuntu VM OS and insert this text into it:
tar xf vmhgfs.tar
grep -q d_u.d_alias vmhgfs-only/inode.c && echo "already patched" && exit 0
sed -i -e s/d_alias/d_u.d_alias/ vmhgfs-only/inode.c
cp -p vmhgfs.tar vmhgfs.tar.orig
tar cf vmhgfs.tar vmhgfs-only
vmware-config-tools.pl -d -m
Then "chmod +x something.sh" and then "sudo ./something.sh"
Voila, it works.
Get on it VMWare... you've got a pretty good product and hopefully enough people to support it.
First do the following in the guest:
$ uname -a
If the kernel version is less than 3.16, then patching inode.c will not help. If it is >= 3.16, the patch will likely fix the problem.
BTW, it's a problem with VMware WS 11 also.