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I have installed vmware toolbox in Ubuntu (guest OS). I tried to share a location from the settings of the virtual machine. But when I click Ok, the following error in thrown in the host (Win 7) OS.

Unable to update run-time folder sharing status: Unknown error.

The location is not showing up in /mnt/
What could be the reason?

P.S I have vmhgfs process running in my Ubuntu VM.

I was following the how-to-share-folders-with-your-ubuntu-virtual-machine-guest method from

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Sounds like the error is caused by windows and not by Ubuntu - why are you posting in – evgeny Nov 29 '10 at 1:10
I see you asked same question on SuperUser :P Run "sudo dpkg-reconfigure vmware" to see if there are any errors when building drivers for vmware. – danizmax Nov 30 '10 at 10:42
I have another problem. I have enable sharing the folder and mounted it. Still I am not seeing anything in the Ubuntu. THere is no shared folder. – mbBlogging Apr 12 '14 at 6:00

1 .Install vmware tools then try

2 .if the vmware tools are installed then run the following command (i got the same error )

apt-get install build-essential linux-headers 

It happens when { build-essential , linux-headers } packages are updated

You have to rerun " "

refer to this link for more information

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that's my experience – One Zero Feb 1 '12 at 12:32

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