I have a Windows 7 installed on my laptop. I installed VirtualBox 4.1.4 with Ubuntu 11.10.

Now I want to be able to copy files from Windows to Ubuntu and vice versa.

What is the easiest method to accomplish this ?


Sharing files from Windows with Ubuntu as a guest OS can be done via "Shared Folders" that can be mounted or auto-mounted in the guest OS.

Alternatively, we can also setup a network share via Samba.

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  • The "Shared Folders" method worked like a magic! Thanks a lot! – Misha Moroshko Nov 8 '11 at 3:30

You could just use Ubuntu One. There are Ubuntu (installed by default) and Windows clients available, so you can sync files between them easily with an Internet connection.

I use this to keep both my Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10 partitions on my laptop in sync with each other and my 11.10 desktop.

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Do this thing 1.After installing the virtual box you can setup the shared folder which will be available for your windows 7 host as a normal folder but for ubuntu11.10 it will be mounted at /media/sf_name_of_your_shared_folder.

2.This folder will be accessible only through the root account(to open it type sudo nautilus /media/ and then open it from ubuntu.

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