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VMWare Mounting Windows Host Folder On CentOS Guest

VMWare WorkstationAfter a failed upgrade of VMWare-Tools on VMWare Workstation 7.1.5, I ended up with a shared folder that would not mount automatically. After a bit of digging on the Internet I found the solution.  Here are my brief notes on how to manually mount a shared Windows host folder.

  1. Make sure you have the host folder shared and always enabled or enabled until next power off.

     

    VMWare Share Folder
    VMWare Share Folder
  2. Run the vmware mount client:
    /usr/bin/vmware-hgfsclient

    It will return the name of the shared host folder, it was named “Documents” in my case.

  3. Mount the host folder:
    mount -t vmhgfs .host:/Documents /mnt/hgfs

That’s it.  Hope that helps others that may have lost their auto-mounted windows host folders.