I've enable network shares in vmware and I want to share a Windows folder with my Linux guest OS but I don't know where to look in my guest OS? In Linux I've looked into network shares and samba shares to no avail. My Linux is a standard installation of Suse 12.1.
I also faced the same problem. I solved it by mounting that shared directory in Linux by using the
$ mount -t cifs -o username="user",password="passwd" //172.31.100.1/share /media
user is the username of any of the Windows user,
passwd is the password of
172.31.100.1 is the ip address of the Windows machine,
share is the directory to be shared,
media is the place you want to mount.
EDIT: Before doing all this you have to confirm that the windows host and linux are able to communicate. This you can do by using Host-Only Network Configuration in Vmware.
Then you can check whether both are able to ping each other or not.