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I am using a VMware Fusion virtual machine with Arch Linux for development on my macOS host.

I have created a shared folder named dev with Read & Write permissions.

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I have been able to successfully mount the Shared Folder on my virtual machine with the following fstab entry:

.host:/dev    /home/victor/dev    fuse.vmhgfs-fuse allow_other,nofail,nonempty  0 0

Now this works, the Shared Folder is successfully mounted. If I go into the mount point and ls -l, the owner of the files and directories appears as numeric IDs, and I get permission denied when trying to create files/directories in there.

What am I doing wrong?

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  • Did you install the vmware tools in the guest OS? – Henrik Pingel Jul 7 at 12:40
  • @HenrikPingel yes I did. I would not even get read access otherwise, right? The mount would fail – Victor Jul 7 at 12:52

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