After a failed upgrade of VMWare-Tools on VMWare Workstation 7.1.5, I ended up with a shared folder that would not mount automatically. After a bit of digging on the Internet I found the solution. Here are my brief notes on how to manually mount a shared Windows host folder.
- Make sure you have the host folder shared and always enabled or enabled until next power off.
- Run the vmware mount client:
It will return the name of the shared host folder, it was named “Documents” in my case.
- Mount the host folder:
mount -t vmhgfs .host:/Documents /mnt/hgfs
That’s it. Hope that helps others that may have lost their auto-mounted windows host folders.