Virtualbox shared folder [solved]

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Virtualbox shared folder [solved]

Postby amarumayo on Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:11 pm

Hi all,

I hope this is in the right place.
I have a virtualbox running Windows XP in mint 14. I need some way in which there is a folder that I can access via both OSystems. I really can't seem to figure this out. I created a folder using the Virtual Box but I dont really understand what I did and if I put a file in that folder in mint I don't know how to access it in windows.

thanks in advance,
Chris
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Re: Virtualbox shared folder

Postby altair4 on Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:37 pm

Assuming you created the shared folder withing the Vbox application for that quest ... something like this:
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Then it will automatically show up as a new "Drive letter" in the Windows guest File manager like this:
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Re: Virtualbox shared folder

Postby amarumayo on Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:01 pm

Hmmm, I am not getting those results. Did you have to pre-create the COMMON folder in mint? If so where did you place it.
thanks.
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Re: Virtualbox shared folder

Postby altair4 on Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:10 pm

The "Folder Path" is an existing Mint folder - in my case it's a mount point to a seperate partition - but it could have been /home/altair/Videos for exmple.

The "Folder Name" is the name that you want the client ( WinXP in your case ) to see in the file manager.
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Re: Virtualbox shared folder

Postby amarumayo on Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:37 pm

Thanks for your help.
I have selected my music folder as seen below, but it still does not show on the XP guest explorer

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Any thoughts on what might be going wrong?
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Re: Virtualbox shared folder

Postby altair4 on Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:45 pm

Are you creating the "Shared Folders" while the WinXP guest is running?

If you are you need to reboot the guest ( WinXP ) - You might be able to just logoff and logon again - but I think it needs a full reboot.
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Re: Virtualbox shared folder

Postby amarumayo on Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:35 pm

Great, that did the trick. Thanks for all your help.
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