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Shared folders in XP virtualbox guest

I use virtualbox. My host OS is Ubuntu and the guest one is Windows XP. I want to share a folder between these two OS. But I don't know how. I've added the folder on 'Devices->Shared Folders' window but I don't know how to access it from Windows .

Would you help me?

Thank you.

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marked as duplicate by RobotHumans, Mik, jokerdino, Jorge Castro, Takkat Sep 22 '12 at 15:00

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In Windows, go to "Computer", "Network", then choose "VBOXSRV". You will see your shared folder there. If not, then maybe you did not make the folder permanent and rebooted Windows in the meanwhile.

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This is described in the manual here. The command to map a drive in the XP guest is:

net use x: \\vboxsvr\sharename

Or you can map a drive using the windows tools. The 'server' name is always vboxsvr

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