How can I share files between my ubuntu 12.04 and windowsXp running as a virtualBox guest?
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You can share a directory between the host and the guest machines. For that, one of the ways is going in virtualbox front-end, you select your virtual machine and click on settings. In the settings, you go to shared folders and add the directory you want to share (and the options - read only or read-write)
After you boot your virtual machine, you can get to this shared folder using the Network Places icon and adding a new network place for this folder (will be in
You need the virtualbox guest additions installed in your guest machine to do this. You can download and install them from virtualbox manual