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Created Jun 11, 2018 — forked from darrenpmeyer/open-vm-tools-vmware-ubuntu-sharing.md
open-vm-tools and VMWare Shared Folders for Ubuntu guests
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(NB: adapted from this Ask Ubuntu thread -- tested to work with Ubuntu 16 LTS branches and Ubuntu 17.10)

Unlike using VMWare Tools to enable Linux guest capabilities, the open-vm-tools package doesn't auto-mount shared VMWare folders. This can be frustrating in various ways, but there's an easy fix.

TL;DR

Install open-vm-tools and run:

sudo mount -t fuse.vmhgfs-fuse .host:/ /mnt/hgfs -o allow_other