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  • 1.  Mounting shared folders for OS X guests using 'mount'

    Posted Aug 04, 2013 09:42 AM

    I've noticed that in a Linux guest, it's possible to mount specific shared folders using the 'mount' command, like:

    mkdir /test

    mount -t vmhgfs .host:/shared_folder /test

    The contents of shared_folder shows up at the root of /test.

    On OS X, using mount is still possible, but not to access a specific share:

    mkdir /test

    mount -t vmhgfs .host:/shared_folder /test

    /test instead contains shared_folder (and any other shared folders that might be defined). They are mounted, but it seems like any path given to mount via ".host:/path" basically creates the equivalent of "/Volumes/VMware Shared Folders" at the given path.

    Is there any option or capability that might make this possible without having to resort to symlinks?

  • 2.  RE: Mounting shared folders for OS X guests using 'mount'

    Posted Oct 04, 2017 10:50 AM

    Couldn't reproduce this.  When I typed similar command I got the sub-folder mounted fine, without the other shares.

    Perhaps a newer version of Fusion or MacOS fixed it?

    Thanks, however, for giving me the mount command, I was struggling to find: '-t vmhgfs' and was brought here by a google search :-).