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I want to transfer files from my Ubuntu (installed on VirtualBox Version 5.1.26) to Windows 7 host. I'm able to copy files from my host to guest using Shared Clipboard but I want to copy the other way round. I already installed Guest Additions as mentioned in How to copy & paste from Ubuntu VirtualBox guest to Windows host?

I've been through many other posts on the Internet but none worked for me. I can use WinScp or Putty or any other file transfer applications but that's not what I want, I don't want to use any alternative file sharing software for this.

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  • Did you make the copy option bidirectional in the settings? – George Udosen Aug 29 '17 at 6:49
  • yes I did it but still no use... – Ashish Srivastava Aug 29 '17 at 6:56
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    Did you see askubuntu.com/questions/366742/… for shared folders? Alternatively you could use Samba in the host to make a network share which would be accessible from the guest. – Takkat Aug 29 '17 at 7:35
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    Shared folders are always bidirectional. Virtualbox needs to have write permissions, and you will have to mount the shared folders with write permissions in the guest. Did you try it out? What did not work? – Takkat Aug 29 '17 at 9:36