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I've just installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 13.10 and Virtualbox 4.3.6. I would like to be able to mount a windows folder in Ubuntu. I have setup the windows folder as a shared folder \\PCName\Folder.

I've also created a separate username and password to access this folder. I've tried this, and had no luck:

sudo mount -t vboxsf -o uid=1000,gid=1000 share ~/PCName/Folder

Virtualbox has been updated with the most recent updates and guest add-ons were installed.

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Did you install the virtualbox guest additions ? What error message are you getting with that mount command ? Last ~/PCName/Folder is ambiguous, use the full path /home/user_name/PCName/Folder . Last, I doubt you want a uid/gid of 1000, use the uid/gid of the separate user, my guess is 1001 ;) –  bodhi.zazen Dec 30 '13 at 22:08
Which OS is the host ? Ubuntu or windows? Which is running in vbox ? –  bodhi.zazen Dec 30 '13 at 22:08
Windows names the share as \\PC\Box Sync. When I try the command posted above, I get the "Mount" usage help menu on how to properly mount. –  BetaJake Dec 30 '13 at 23:00
Host = Ubuntu 13.10. Guest = Windows 7 x86. Windows 7 is running in Virtualbox as the guest OS. Thanks for your quick response. –  BetaJake Dec 30 '13 at 23:01
You are going the wrong way - superuser.com/questions/241825/… –  bodhi.zazen Dec 30 '13 at 23:02

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