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I installed ubuntu 12.10 arm64 version, then installed virtualbox 64bit and win7 32bit VM. I created /mnt/share folder and shared it with win 7. In win 7 share folder, some exe files could be executed, but the others couldn't. The error says: "the path doesn't exist".

But when I copied those files into win 7's own folder, it could be executed.

I'm confused.

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Could be completely off here but I have had files that were marked read/write not run because they didn't have the eXecute bit set on the host. From the terminal on the host, cd to the directory and try to chmod the file on the host with chmod +x filename.exe

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It doesn't work. –  lisa Feb 19 '13 at 1:51
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Are the .exe files that do run in the /mnt/share/ directory?

If you can't run anything from the /mnt/share/ directory then you haven't configured your VBox to look at the /mnt/share/ directory. This is how:

  1. Open the settings for that VM.
  2. Go to Shared Folders
  3. Click Add Shared Folder or press insert
  4. Type /mnt/share/ for the path and whatever you want for the name
  5. You should check the box that says Auto-mount
  6. Click OK twice and restart your VM.
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She clearly stated some files run while others don't. –  Eric Carvalho Feb 19 '13 at 1:15
It's already auto-mount so that I could access the folder and execute some of the exe files. But why the others can't? –  lisa Feb 19 '13 at 1:35
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