This is a guide on How to Share folders with your Ubuntu Virtual Machine (guest) VMware Workstation provides a great ability to create shared folders so that your virtual machine can easily access data on your host pc. This saves a lot of time, especially when you are installing software that would otherwise take a long time to download.
For this to work, you will need to make sure that you have the vmware tools installed and running.
You can check to see if the vmware shared folders module is running by running this command:
lsmod | grep vmhgfs
If you get nothing then the mdoule is not loaded. You will need to load it with this command:
Update: If you have problems you might also want to check your firewall settings, which could be disabling communications between the virtual machine and your host computer. Thanks to burkhard in the comments for noticing this.
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