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I have a computer running Ubuntu 14.04, with Windows 8.1 running inside VirtualBox. I needed Windows for a number of reasons, mainly for Office and OneDrive (school things).
My problem is that I can't seem to create a shared folder between the two computers. I have a folder
/home/graham/Windows, that I have set as a shared folder for the guest in VirtualBox.
Edit: In regards to other documentation, most is for Windows has a host and Ubuntu as a guest, or an older version of Windows as a guest. Everything I find says the shared folder should just appear within Windows 8.1, but this is not the case.
When trying to mount
\\vboxsvr\Windows within Windows 8.1, it says that the
server can't be accessed.
I have virtualbox guest addons installed on the guest.
Here is a screenshot of the error given by windows when trying to map the network drive:
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!