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, so I have read about it in this external tread.

The problem is when I'm trying to access to the Install Guest additions option I can't find the Devices menu, when I'm focusing the guest machine.


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    Have you tried uncapturing the mouse and then looking at the menu bar (When the window title "VirtualBox" is replaced by menus)? – Richard Mar 20 '13 at 0:24
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    yes I have tried this, now I found the option by pressing Host key + C – Aimad Majdou Mar 20 '13 at 0:32

The solution is to press the following keys: Host+C

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    Are you certain about HOST + C? This is usually switching to scaled mode. Guest additions are mounted by HOST + D. See also: askubuntu.com/questions/22743/… – Takkat Mar 20 '13 at 8:13
  • yes I'm sure because I was asking about the Devices menu where I can find the Install Guest additions option – Aimad Majdou Mar 20 '13 at 12:27

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