Just upgraded to Natty this morning. I know, I should have waited until VMware updated Fusion for it, but I was impatient. :-) I can't seem to get Shared Folders working now... anybody have this working, and if so, what's the trick?


Just managed it.

Some of the VMware Tools modules supplied with VMware Fusion 3.1.2 seem to have problems compiling under 11.04. I'm a programmer, but rather than trying to fix them (which could become a huge time-sink), I thought I'd try the open-vm-tools package, since that's available for 11.04 and should be essentially a precompiled version of the same thing.

It didn't work at first, but I found this page describing the proper way to install them -- you apparently have to install open-vm-dkms first (not sure why, I'd think it would auto-install as a dependency, but it didn't). After that, install open-vm-tools. Then in the VMware Fusion settings, turn OFF Shared Folders, then turn them back on.

After that, my shared folders appeared in /mnt/hgfs as normal. :-)


Read this blog for solutions to VMware Tools compilation errors under Ubuntu 11.04 and VMware Fusion 3.1.2

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    Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference.
    – fossfreedom
    Nov 24 '12 at 9:18

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