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Fedora 19 includes the open-vm-tools package. This was installed by default under a VMware Fusion host. Everything works except for shared folders.

I'd rather not install from source, since that would mean compiling every time there's a kernel change.

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On my Fedora 19/mate installation under Fusion on my Mac, the Mac shows up in the 'Network' section of the file browser. I can simply click 'Imac/remote login' and there is my whole Mac machine.

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According to: Bug 988641 - Cannot mount vmhgfs shares in virtual guest with open-vm-tools, open-vm-tools contains user space components. I'd have to build from source, or install VMware Tools, until they move that functionality from the kernel driver.

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