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:
sudo apt-get install open-vm-tools
Create mount point for shared folders
Go to the scripts services directory:
Create script to load at the boot time (if you prefer you can use nano instead of vim):
sudo vim mountshfolder#!/bin/bash
Give executable permission to the script:
sudo chmod a+x mountshfolder
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).