I have gone to General -> Advanced -> Shared clipboard and changed to bidirectional. Also did the same for Drag and Drop and changed it to bi-directional too.

However I am still unable to copy and paste from my windows 10 desktop to my virtual box 6.1.2 which runs on ubuntu 20.04.

I basically want to be able to copy and paste from my windows machine to my virtual Ubuntu machine


OK fixed also for me, but in another way:

Check for updates didnt show newer, hence I thought its the newest.

Installed VBox 6.1.8, replaced 6.0.22, clipboard works.


I cannot comment but when I used Windows 8, VM 5 and Ubuntu 18, I also had issues, and had to apply fixes, like:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install build-essential dkms linux-headers-$(uname -r)
sudo apt install virtualbox-guest-x11
sudo VBoxClient --clipboard

Have you run these? Now I try with Win 10, VM 6, Ubuntu 20 like you, and nothing helps...

  • This was accepted, but still does not work for me (Win 10, VM 6, Ubuntu 20)... – user1804773 Jun 2 '20 at 20:02

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