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I have installed virtualbox 4.1.18 on ubuntu 12.10 and I hosted windows xp.

I want to share a folder between Ubuntu and Windows XP.

I have installed guest additions on the guest machine, and then when I'm trying to acces the shared folder, I couldn't find them anywhere.

So, where can I acces those shared folders ?

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also see:… – Takkat Mar 20 '13 at 19:28
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Have you read this guide: Shared folders

The process of creating a shared folder is well explainded in this guide. In short: 1) In your VM properties set a shared folder on host machine. 2) Boot the guest machine and run the following command:

net use x: \\vboxsvr\share

where x - is the name of the drive with virtual folded. You may leave it as is, and share - is the name of the folder you've created on host machine.

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This doesn't work, at least on Ubuntu Mate 15.04 it doesn't. mount: unknown filesystem type 'vboxsf' mount: unknown filesystem type 'vboxfs' – Insperatus Aug 19 '15 at 18:56

At least for Ubuntu 15.04 host system and "Windows Server 2012 R2" and "Virtualbox 4.3.32_Ubuntu r104062" the following works. I assume, it works the same way with other versions of windows as guest:

  1. Boot the Guest operating system in VirtualBox.
  2. Select Devices -> Shared Folders... in the Virtual Box menu
  3. Choose the 'Add' button. Select the Host-folder, you want to share
  4. Select Auto-Mount
  5. Reboot your Guest-System
  6. Now you will find your shared folder mapped as network drive on windows. No need to fiddle around with manually booting something on linux or windows command line as described in this guide:
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