8 Jan 2012

VMware Missing Shared Folders in Linux

I'm running VMware Workstation on Windows 7 with an Ubuntu VM. After expanding the root filesystem, my shared folders stopped showing up under /mnt/hgfs.

Re-running the VMware tools config script fixed the problem immediately.

sudo vmware-config-tools.pl

Among the prompts you'll get when running the config script is a question specifically about enabling this feature.

The VMware Host-Guest Filesystem allows for shared folders between the host OS
and the guest OS in a Fusion or Workstation virtual environment. Do you wish
to enable this feature? [yes]