If you’ve got Ubuntu 11.04 installed in a VMWare player and want to make use of the shared folders then the following steps may be of use.
1) Install VMWare-Tools into the virtual machine.
This is done by selecting ‘Install VMWare Tools…’ from the ‘Virtual Machine’ menu.
3) Mount the shared folder.
Use the following command
sudo mount -t vmhgfs .host:/WinHome /mnt/hgfs
The name after .host:/ should match the one defined in step 2. The location does not need to be /mnt/hgfs it just has to be a directory that exists.
Once that’s all done you can access the files in that part of the host system from the guest system.