Well. I've got to pack it in for the day. If even after you have installed guest additions you still can't get VBox Shared Folder to work there is something seriously wrong with your VBox install I think.
But to answer your original question:
Just wondering if I share a folder with read and write permissions for group, owner, and others does that mean anyone on the same wireless network can see and edit my files?
The answer is yes. But only if you created the share enabled with guest access. If you didn't then they will be able to see that you have a share but they won't have access untill they provide a unsername and password.
If you prefer the simplicity of enabling guest access there is a way around this problem and it relies on the fact that the Guest in VBox has a fixed ip address. To find the Windows guest ip address boot into the virtual Windows and:
Open Command Prompt
In the Mint Host
Type gksu gedit /etc/samba/smb.conf
Add the following line in the [global] section of that file:
Change 10.0.2.15 to match the actual windows ip address.
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hosts allow = 127.0. 10.0.2.15
Save the file
Type sudo service samba restart
What the addition to smb.conf will do is restrict network access to your Mint shares only to the VBox guest. If at some later time you need to expand access to select others on your home network you can always add more to that line:
hosts allow = 127.0. 10.0.2.15 192.168.0.100 for example