[ubuntu] mnt/hgfs shared folder disappeared

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Hi all, This is my first post, I am an absolute beginner, and not very experienced with computing. I am using linux in an academic environment and have been sorta thrown in the deep end without knowing how to swim! A colleague set up my Ubuntu desktop using the latest version, it runs in VMware. I had a shared folder in mnt/hgfs that I was using to interface between Windows and Ubuntu. Then one day the shared folder disappeared. It might have been after an update of Ubuntu I installed, but I'm not sure if it happened as a consequence of the update. A friend suggested I do something to the e (Hardware)