Check the folder exists and if not use as root
/usr/bin/vmhgfs-fuse .host:/ /mnt/hgfs -o subtype=vmhgfs-fuse,allow_other
The allow_other option will allow non-root users to access the mount.
Then underneath the /mnt/hgfs should be the Repo folder and your host files.
If you want to use the kernel mode client then you will have to install the VMware Tools package on top of the open-vm-tools which will install the Shared Folders with the kernel mode client i.e., vmhgfs.ko kernel mode client and it will do the usual
mount -t vmhgfs .host:/ /mnt/hgfs
for you and you will see that Repo folder under /mnt/hgfs as normal.
Note if you go with the vmhgfs-fuse option then disabling and enabling the Shared Folders feature from the UI will be an issue, so I would just leave the feature enabled. Adding or removing shares is fine though.