As the title reads I wanted to mount successfully a Windows 7 folder inside an Ubuntu 12 VM.
1 – Power down the VM, not suspend but power off.
2 – In the VM settings ensure that the folder sharing is set to “always enabled”:
cd /mntmkdir hgfs
apt-get install open-vm-tools
accept all the default options when installing open-vm-tools
accept all the default options
8 – That is it. You should now be able to see the shared folders in /mnt/hgfs folder.