vmware 6.0.2 arrives and fixes folder sharing problem with ubuntu 14.04

No sooner had I written about the folder sharing problem between Ubuntu 14.04 VM running with VMware Player 6.0.1 and the Windows 8.1 update 1 host than VMware 6.0.2 update arrived and fixed the problem. I was able to successfully build the vmhgfs driver, after which I could mount the C:\Share folder as /mnt/hgfs/Share under Ubuntu 14.04. You can see the screen capture of File’s view of Share.


  1. Folder sharing still doesn’t work right. In fact it says the tools aren’t even installed now. I can’t change anything now.


    • I know you’re frustrated, but I’m not clairvoyant. I have no idea:
      – what version of Windows you’re using or if your host is Windows
      – what is installed on your Windows host
      – how your Ubuntu is installed or configured
      – the obvious question: did you install VMware 6.0.2?

      And that’s just to start with.

      I’ve had odd problems with VMware in the past, especially with USB device sharing, that was solved with a re-installation of VMware.

      I’m not running a help disk here, but simply showing up and loudly announcing it doesn’t work without any other information will get you exactly zero support and sympathy.


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