I have installed Ubuntu 16.10 on VMware Workstation 12 Player running on Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit 6.1.7601, Service Pack 1. I have installed VMware tools gone to
> Manage > Virtual Machine Settings > Options > Shared Folder
added c:\Shared to the shared folders list and set it to "Always Enabled".
I have problems when I go to set up the shared directory on the Ubuntu host. The typical directions are as exemplified here. That is, I am supposed to use a file, VMwareTools.x.x.x-xxxx.tar.gz, that is supposedly in the Desktop directory. However my Desktop directory is completely empty so the directions are of no use. I do a search for "VMwareTools.x.x.x-xxxx.tar.gz download" but only find links that assume the file is already in the Desktop directory.
I make a directory /home/me/shares and run the following
sudo apt-get install linux-source sudo apt-get install open-vm-tools
I then try
mount -t vmhgfs .host:/ /home/me/shares
error: cannot mount filesystem: No such device
but I cannot find a directory called Shared.
I put a file, filename.h, in the c:\Shared the Windows system but
sudo find / -name filename.h -print
on the Ubuntu host, returns no result