Thank you - savedme untold headaches.
Steve, You are the man!!! This upgrade to Windows 10 has been nothing short of insanity,
This simple command line in the Regestry changed my outlook on the day, Data: "vmhgfs,RDPNP, LanmanWorkstation,webclient" . I am happy to report my Quickbooks is now updating.
I have had additional problems after upgrading to Windows 10. Redoing my Homegroup (solved) running my CAD program (the USER ACCOUNT CONTROL pops up every time I launch) and running PhotoShop.
If you have any other solutions to Registry data entry to make my CAD program open without the pop up box (USER ACCOUNT CONTROL) opening, please share in this thread.
Really really helpful, this completely solved my empty folders problem, thank you so much
Perfect! Thanks very much, Steve. Your answer should be marked "Correct Solution"!
I experienced this 'feature' this morning after a W10 upgrade. I changed the registry entry as you instructed, and my vmware-host drives now map ok.
However, now I can't seem to connect to other computers on my local peer network. The messages is "An unexpected network error occurred"
Same problem occuring to my setup. OSX 10.11.6 running Fusion 8.5
Guest operating system Windows 10.
When installing anniversary update, all my taskbar shortcuts vanish and mirrored folders on Desktop are not working.
Also my mapped network drive to our win sbs 2008 server stopped working.
Internet acces was no prob.
When trying to remove VM Ware Tools using Add / remove programs, it was not completly removed.
VGA driver as well as network drivers still were intact.
I also tried setting REgistry Keys (vmhgfs). It did not do any good. Same problem.
Reinstalling and removing afterwards also caused problems.
Removing devices and stopping services manually also did not do any good.
After reboot, everything was back up.
So I did a roll back to pre anniversary version.. Everything is fine now.
Are you familiar with these problems. When will there be a Fusion update which takes care of these problems?
Thanks a lot for saving our time.
Good job !
Hello. I have a virtualised Windows 10 64 bit with anniversary update installed on a mac os Sierra. Once I did the update in Windows from previous version to anniversary update (now I have the build 1607) I have a problem. I can access the shared folders but first time i open them I have to wait 2 minutes and I hear the Windows sound foreground. Before I didn't have this problem. It is a problem because some times when I close my shared folders and I reopen it after some minutes I have to wait another time two minutes and Windows makes the sound Windows Foreground.wav. Is there a way to resolve that? I've tried to uninstall and reinstall vmware tools and using the register key given by Steve. Thanks a lot if someone can resolve me that! Vmware tools are installed correctly and I have vmware fusion version 8.5.0, the last available.
This worked for me, after reboot.
Nevertheless, thanks very much for saving me a lot of time and irritation.
You posted this in Nov 2015, and now it's Sept 2016, and searching the VMWare website didn't find it. DuckDuckGo did. ving me a lot of time and irritation. You posted this in Nov 2015, and now it's Sept 2016, and searching the VMWare support website didn't find it. DuckDuckGo did.
Hello, someone has a solution for me? Shared folders works, but I think that don't load automatically because when I try to acces them I have to wait some times that Windows open them. The vmware tools are installed correctly. Thanks.
I was forced to undo the anniversary update because when any program has to access my shared folder files I had to wait time that Windows load them. When there will be a solution I will return to anniversary update. Now I am in build 1511. With anniversary update I've tried also the registry key by Steve.
An overnight update to Win 10 instance created this issue for me. I followed the regedit suggestions and corrected the term to "vmhgfs,RDPNP, LanmanWorkstation,web client" and problem instantly fixed. Now, I need to get a handle on un-controlled overnight updates, as I did in Win 7, because the restart of an active system destroyed 12 hours of work....
Hi Cintos, I've used the key mentioned, "vmhgfs,RDPNP, LanmanWorkstation,web client". I could access the vmware folder but I had every time to wait some minutes that Windows loads them. I don't know why.
Hi Steve, I have the snapshot for Windows 10 build 1607 so I made some tries but the problem that I have to wait minutes when open shared folders are present. I've checked these registry Keys:
The Key ProviderOrder is: "vmhgfs,RDPNP, LanmanWorkstation,webclient"
I've checked also this key:
The key ProviderOrder is: "vmhgfs,RDPNP, LanmanWorkstation,webclient"
These Keys are correctly in this way, so I didn't modify them, because I've uninstalled and reinstalled vmware tools. So for now I've back to Windows 10 1511.
I did this but my problem continue. This happened when I upgrade to Fusion 8.5 couple weeks ago.
Today I reinstall the VWTools, but nothing change.
I have Windows 10
Could you give me an idea?