Ubuntu – VMWare Windows 7 (host) Ubuntu 14.04 (guest) shared folder won’t mount


I have a windows 7 with vmware workstation 9, and I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on it.
I configured the shared folder in the VM/settings menu, and I can see it in the Ubuntu when doing vmware-hgfsclient. But there's nothing inside /mnt folder.

I've tried following this thread:
How do I mount shared folders in Ubuntu using VMware tools?
but it still won't mount (after numerous restarts and installing and uninstalling vmware-tools like suggested there), there's still nothing inside /mnt.

I've also tried all sorts of stuff I stumbled upon with open-vm-tools, but nothing worked.

I think I don't have vmhgfs, because modprobe vmhgfs return this:

modprobe: FATAL: Module vmhgfs not found.

So hacking /etc/fstab like suggested in many places shouldn't work anyway, right?

Any ideas on how to fix this?

Best Answer

As told here the problem seems to be VMWare Tools, and it gets fixed with Tools 9.6.2 version. The main problem seems that this version of Tools come with Workstation 10, not 9.