I am also struggling with this issue on Mac. The edits done on my host mac are not getting reflected in the guest ubuntu.
I would like to know when this update will be ready.
[ Also in the meantime - please provide steps to downgrade the tools version in a bit more detail so that i won't ht this issue. I couldn't understand how to do this]
My current version is :
root@mininet-vm:/mnt/hgfs/mount/wow# vmware-toolbox-cmd -v
// I don't see tools.upgrade.policy = in my vmx file (while trying to downgrade as per the instructions in the thread)
I see only the following
toolscripts.afterpoweron = "true"
toolscripts.afterresume = "true"
toolscripts.beforepoweroff = "true"
toolscripts.beforesuspend = "true"
tools.syncTime = "FALSE"
isolation.tools.hgfs.disable = "FALSE"
toolsInstallManager.updateCounter = "9"
tools.remindInstall = "FALSE"
FWIW, VMware Workstation 10.0.2 has been released and it has fixes in the shared folders area, see also:
Download is available from here:
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The Fusion 6.0.3 has the same fixes in as the WS 10.0.2 and is released.
It appears the problem was never fixed, or has regressed, at least on some platforms.
I'm on Windows 10 x64 host, Player 12.1.0 build-3272444, and a Windows 10 x64 guest (VMWare Tools 10.0.5.build-3228253), and I'm having the same problems.
I try to keep my host as clean as possible, only sharing files, and do my work in VMs, using Shared Folders. But if I edit Shared Folder files in the guest (mp3 tag editing, file renaming), and then view them -+on the host, sometimes the files on the host have changed, sometimes not. If I change the files on the host, sometimes the guest VM overlays its' old values over the changes made on the host.
About the only way around this that seems to work (not 100% convinced yet) is to SHUT DOWN THE GUEST - which is completely unacceptable.