vmware tools ubuntu 16.04

Vmware Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

“VMware recommends using the Open VM Tools in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS”

sudo apt-get install open-vm-tools
# Already installed

Enabling shared folders with open-vm-tools

Configure shared folders

Virtual Machine > Settings > Sharing

Make mount persistent by adding it to fstab

sudo vi /etc/fstab
# .host:/ /mnt/hgfs fuse.vmhgfs-fuse allow_other 0 0

sudo mkdir /mnt/hgfs

sudo mount -a

Create symlinks to shared folder in home dir

cd ~
ln -s /mnt/hgfs/SHARE