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Starting VMware Tool Services... [fail]


I am using VMware Workstation 12 Player (with host = Windows 8.1, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3632QM CPU @ 2.20GHz, 64-bit o.s.) (and guest = Ubuntu 14.04-LTS).

My problem is that I cannot see and mount on my virtual machine the "Shared Folders": indeed the path "/mnt/hgfs/" is empty... and I am quite sure that the problem is about the VMware Tools.

When I power the virtual machine, I see this line:


Starting VMware Tool Services                        [fail]


I attach in a document the picture of my virtual machine setting regarding the VMware Tools.

I have already installed all the components, through the following issue:

Player ---> File ---> Preferences --> Download All Components Now --->

---> All downloadable components are up to date

I have also tried to remove and add again the shared folder but nothing happens...

Some days ago, I could open the Shared Folders, modify the file either in the host or in the guest and I did not have any problems... The only operation I have done so far maybe is to "Install Software Updates" in my virtual machine... and to create some new files in the host shared folder.

Thank you for your attention,

please help me!



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