This topic shows the way how to share a folder from guest Ubuntu 14.04 of VMware to Windows 8.1 (other version also) while shared folder functions of VMware getting problems.
Step 1: Update Ubuntu 14.04
sudo apt-get update
Step 2: Install samba
Step 3: Altering samba configuration
In terminal, type:
Scrolling down to workgroup, change WORKGROUP (default) to your host Windows group
Then go to end of smb.conf file and add a folder to share.
Example, I share folder named sharedfolder:
Restart the samba with following command:
sudo service smbd restart
Now your host computer will see the Ubuntu name (in my situation is sukata). And you can use this shared folder for both machines.
- You need to set mode of sharedfolder to 777
- Host computer and guest computer should are same in the network. In my case, I setting VMware use bridge connection with the real computer.