Depending on the kernel version of the Linux guest operating system, VMware Tools uses different components to provide shared-folder functionality.
In Linux kernels prior to version 4.0, the VMware Tools services script loads a driver that performs the mount.
Linux kernels 4.0 and later use a FUSE file system component.You can use different mount commands to mount all shares, one share, or a subdirectory within a share to any location in the file system. The commands also vary depending on the Linux-kernel version of the guest
Usually is better if you insert following line in your /etc/fstab file
.host:/ /mnt/hgfs fuse.vmhgfs-fuse allow_other 0 0
to mount immediately your shared folder