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I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 Server (guest machine) on VirtualBox having Windows 7 as host machine.

I make a "Server12.04" named folder on my Host machine desktop & shared the same in Virtual Box (ticked the auto-mount option). How can i access the shared folder in the guest machine (which is Ubuntu server 12.04).

I got one refrence answer from Link but this was not helpfull. Whenever i tried to share the folder i got the following error :-

The program 'VmBoxManage' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing apt-get install virtualbox. Means why to install VirtualBox inside the VirtualBox ??

Please help me out . Thanks in advance !!

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On your host OS, you create the shared folder by running

VBoxManage sharedfolder add "VM name" --name "sharename" --hostpath "C:\test"

On your guest system, you have to run

mkdir /home/<user>/vboxshare
sudo mount -t vboxsf -o uid=1000,gid=1000 share /home/<user>/vboxshare

VBoxManage can change the settings of a VirtualBox, but if you already have this share created, there's no need to run this command.

  • @davidbaumaan i have windows 7 as my host machine & having "share" named folder on my desktop which i want to share with my guest OS which is Ubuntu Server 12.04 (on VirtualBox) ?? you got me – gurupal singh Dec 26 '14 at 17:08
  • Did it work? OF course, you have to adjust the command according to your needs. – davidbaumann Dec 7 '15 at 18:28

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