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I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 in Vmware workstation in my windows7 OS. I installed VMware tools in Ubuntu.

I have configured the shared folders in settings. Using the below command, I am able to get shared folders


But the shared folders are not present /mnt/hgfs

I tried to install Vmware tools multiple time but no luck.

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Follow the steps. It worked for me for ubuntu 14.04 LTS running in vmware.

Make sure open-vm-tools is not installed. sudo apt-get remove open-vm-tools

  1. Make sure the updates are done: sudo apt-get update

  2. Make sure git is installed sudo apt-get install git

  3. Run the command to get the tools from repository. sudo git clone

  4. cd to vmware-tools-folder cd vmware-tools-patches

  5. Run the patch sudo ./

  6. Run the following patch sudo ./

  7. Run the file sudo ./

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It takes some time, but it works! – Eli Mar 15 at 11:44
I recently found shorter and simple solution. See below. – Eli Jun 29 at 12:25

A good and short solution for me was:


You may be needed to logout&login afterwords.

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What problems did you have installing VMWare tools? I had a similar problem. After installing VMWare tools, I followed these instructions: How do I mount shared folders (win7 host) in Ubuntu (guest) using VMware(tools v6)

Running the ( sudo ) again, then rebooting solved the problem. The files are in /mnt/hgfs/[shared folder name]

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