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I installed Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit in vmware workstation 10 but the shared folder is not working in ubuntu 13.10,while it works perfectly in Ubuntu 13.04.I reinstalled vmware tools several times but it doesn't work. All other features like drag and drop is working. Any ideas how to get it working?

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Not much help in this comment, but I use vmware workstation 9 and ubuntu 13.10 without issues. Drag/drop and shared folders all work fine. Maybe a patch/update for Workstation is needed? –  FreudianSlip Oct 21 '13 at 7:07
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I upgraded 13.04 to 13.10 and was having the same "can't access shared folders" problem.

Edit: found the solution here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2184195. I had actually previously tried this, but in my previous attempts I was installing vmware tools 9.2 from a previous version of vmware. I re-untarred the vmware tools from the mounted CD "Player | Manage | Re-install VMWare Tools..." applied the patch, and ran the installer script (in my case, ~/vmware-tools-distrib/vmware-install.pl). I had to modify the fix.sh file in the link to point to my paths but once I did that, shared folders started working.

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  1. Install open-vm-tools

    sudo apt-get install open-vm-tools
    
  2. Create mount point for shared folders

    mkdir /media/SharedFolder
    
  3. Go to the scripts services directory:

    cd /etc/init.d
    
  4. Create script to load at the boot time (if you prefer you can use nano instead of vim):

    sudo vim mountshfolder
    #!/bin/bash
    # load vmhgfs kernel module
    modprobe vmhgfs
    # mount vmware share folder
    mount -t vmhgfs .host:/<share_folder_name> /media/SharedFolder
    exit
    
  5. Give executable permission to the script:

    sudo chmod a+x mountshfolder
    
  6. Set the script to be execute for all runlevels:

    sudo update-rc.d mountshfolder defaults
    

That's all, now at the boot time, your VMware shared folder will be mounted in /media/SharedFolder

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