I have patched official VMWare tools with https://github.com/rasa/vmware-tools-patches
These patches were required to compile VMWqare tools under Ubuntu 14.04 without compilation errors.
Than I listed shared folders and ran into error:

~$ lsmod | grep hgfs
vmhgfs                 53979  1 
vmw_vmci               62966  1 vmhgfs
~$ vmware-hgfsclient 
~$ ls -la /mnt/hgfs/
ls: cannot access /mnt/hgfs/: Not a directory

Also I tried to mount it to different directory with similar result:

~$ sudo mount -t vmhgfs .host:/ ~/Shares
~$ ls -la ~/Shares/
ls: cannot access /home/ubuntu/Shares/: Not a directory

Could you help me with this trouble?


I had this same issue. I was running VMplayer 6.0.1 which used VMware-Tools-9.6.1. When I upgraded to VMplayer 6.0.2 with VMware-Tools-9.6.2 the HGFS mounts worked fine again. Give that a shot.

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