Thursday, March 11, 2021

VMWare Workstation 16 Pro on Windows 10 Shared Folders Not Available In Linux Guest

 This is a small problem with an easy fix, but I wanted to document it for others.

Running VMWare Workstation 16 Pro on Windows 10 Pro, when you create a Linux guest VM with Shared Folders enabled, the shared folders don't always show up in the guest VM. In the guest VM, you should see any shared folders under /mnt/hgfs. The problem is that they aren't seen there, even if you reboot the guest VM. The silly fix is to disable shared folders for the VM from VM->Settings->Options and SAVE that. Then go back into VM->Settings->Options and enable shared folders and SAVE that. Your shared folders should now be available under /mnt/hgfs

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