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Trying to use VMware player and VMware workstation.

Host is Windows 7 and VM is Ubuntu 12.10

I have vmtools installed on the vm and went into the settings for the vm to add the folders I want as shared. I also have them shared through Windows anyway but when I go to /mft there is no hgfs or anything like that.

I've looked at these other super user posts, but it doesn't work.

This one

aaaand this one

aaaaaaaaaaand this one

also this one

Any ideas?

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I ran into this before. This is what I did to resolve it.

  1. Deleted the Shared Folder in Virtual Machine Settings/Options
  2. Updated VmWare Tools on the Guest VM
  3. Recreated the Shared Folders
  4. Edited host path to point to correct location
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