I am new to Ubuntu. I just installed Ubuntu using VMware. I added a shared folder and used

sudo vmware-config-tools.pl

to confirm the change. The shared folder exists in /mnt/hgfs under the name UbuntuShared

I want to create a symbolic link. But my problem is the shared folder is not located in C drive. It is in G Drive.

I tried

ln -s /mnt/hgfs/UbuntuShared G:/UbuntuShared

But it says no such file or directory. I saw a lot of posts having the source folder as /usr/... or ~/... . BUt my folder is in drive G: and I dont know how to link it.

Additionally, I installed my VMWare in G: Folder.

I could not find a similar post, and I apologize if this is a duplicate post. Any solutions are much appreciated.

1 Answer 1


Folder G: drive C: etc. are Windows partition identifiers, which will not work in linux. For creating the soft link, go to the directory where you want to have the link, and execute the command

ln -s /mnt/hgfs/UbuntuShared
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