If you’re using VMware and having Linux system as a guest you may have seen that shared folders disappear after installing new kernel. To restore them just type (with super user’s privileges) ‘vmware-config-tools.pl’ in guest system terminal. That is, if your using Ubuntu, the command will be:
$ sudo vmware-config-tools.pl
When prompt type your sudo user password. It will also ask you many questions to which the answer is typically [Enter] (defualt). However, if you know what you are doing, do as you wish.