After you enable a shared folder, you can mount one or more directories or subdirectories in the shared folder to any location in the file system in addition to the default location of
Depending on the kernel version of the Linux guest operating system, VMware Tools uses different components to provide shared-folder functionality. In Linux kernels prior to version 4.0, the VMware Tools services script loads a driver that performs the mount. Linux kernels 4.0 and later use a FUSE file system component.
You can use different mount commands to mount all shares, one share, or a subdirectory within a share to any location in the file system. The commands also vary depending on the Linux-kernel version of the guest.
|Linux Kernel Prior to 4.0||Linux Kernel 4.0 and Later||Description|
||Mounts all shares to /home/user1/shares|
||Mounts the share named
||Mounts the subdirectory
For Linux kernel prior to version 4.0, you can use VMware-specific options in addition to the standard
mount syntax. Enter the command
/sbin/mount.vmhgfs -h to list the options.
For Linux kernel version 4.0 or later, enter the command
/usr/bin/vmhgfs-fuse -h to list the available options.