Allow HGFS mount on open-vm-tools

May 24, 2017

It appears that when you install open-vm-tools on Ubuntu 16.04 for VMware Workstation the HGFS mount is never created. To get your shared folders to show up we need to perform a few steps.

  1. We need to create the /mnt/hgfs folder.
  2. To mount your shares temporarily run the following command.
  3. To persist the mount you will need to edit the /etc/fstab file. Add the following line.
  4.  Reboot the host to verify persistence of the mount.

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