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How do I set up shared folders in a Windows XP virtualbox guest?
How to share files on Virtualbox with Windows as a guest?

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 \\VBOXSVR\the_name_you_gave).

You need the virtualbox guest additions installed in your guest machine to do this. You can download and install them from virtualbox manual

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After virtualbox guest additions installation it works fine ! Thank you all. –  nab59 Sep 25 '12 at 17:57
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