I have put the folder (winshare), it has some data in it, that I need under Virtual Machine---Settings---Shared Folders---Machine Folders, and in Ubuntu I have created the directory ~/media/winshare. The guest additions have been installed and I ran the command, sudo mount -t vboxsf winshare /media/winshare , from there the command executes just fine, no errors, but when I move into ~/media/winshare the data under my windows winshare file does not show up in ubuntu. Why is this? Thanks for the help!
By default VirtualBox Shared Folders are only accessible to members of the
vboxsf group. To add your user to the vboxsf group in Ubuntu do:
sudo adduser $(whoami) vboxsf