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I am having a problem with sharing of folders with the host. I have an Ubuntu 13.10 installed on VMware Workstation 8. I have Windows 8 as host. I tried almost every possible solutions available but I did not get any result.

The first thing I tried is enabling the Shared Folder in the Settings of VMware but when I checked my cd /mnt/hgfs directory, I did not see the newly created folder.

The second thing I tried is sudo vmware-config-tools.pl and updated my fstab gksu gedit /etc/fstab and added this line: .host:/LogFiles /media/SharedFolder vmhgfs defaults,ttl=5,uid=1000,gid=1000 0 0 with the LogFiles as the folder I shared in the Settings>Option>Shared Folder

I also tried updating my vmware tools.

Third thing I tried:

  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:/LogFiles /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

and it successfully created a folder in my Desktop (Windows 8) with the folder name Ubuntu Shared Folder and I checked my media and found that there is "SharedFolder" folder created but when I tried putting text files inside it, it doesn't appear in my Ubuntu Shared Folder in my Desktop (host).

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