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How can I share a windows folder with my virtualbox ubuntu installation? [duplicate]

So I have a Windows folder, let's say F:\UShare . I want to use/mount that folder inside my VirtualBox Ubuntu installation. It is still unclear to me what I have to do, even after reading this.
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Mount on a not empty directory [duplicate]

This may be the wrong topic since I'm working on Windows 7 with VirtualBox and my VM is an Ubuntu 17. I'm trying to share a directory between my Windows and my Ubuntu. This works fine with these ...
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How do I install Guest Additions in a VirtualBox VM?

I've recently installed Ubuntu on Oracle's Virtualbox. Now I want to install the guest additions. I started up my Ubuntu guest OS, clicked "Devices" and chose "Install Guest Additions". Nothing ...
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How to access a shared folder in VirtualBox?

I followed the steps for sharing folders between Windows 7 and Ubuntu in VirtualBox. Despite that the folder appears with a X sign and gives me the following message when a try to open it: The ...
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How to mount a VirtualBox shared folder at startup?

I have Ubuntu installed in Virtualbox. I want to mount my VirtualBox shared folder in Ubuntu automatically when I log in Ubuntu. I put the following line in my ~./bashrc and ~/.bash_profile: sudo ...
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Why can't I access a shared folder from within my Virtualbox machine?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 as my host system, and then on Virtualbox, I have Lubuntu 14.04. I am trying to share a folder on my host system so that my guest system can write files to it. I've followed ...
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How to share the files from Host to Guest in virtual box? Host-ubunutu/Guest-ubuntu [duplicate]

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 machine on which I have installed Virtualbox with Ubuntu 12.04 as the guest OS. How can I share files between the host and guest? I have installed the guest additions also ...
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Sharing folders between Ubuntu(guest) and Windows 7 (host) using VirtualBox

I installed Ubuntu guest on a Windows 7 machine using VirtualBox. How can share folders between Ubuntu guest and Windows host? Thanks.
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Mount VirtualBox SharedFolder in Ubuntu VM on boot

I have a Ubuntu VM running in VirtualBox. I have a Shared Folder set up as myshare I have a folder created in my home directory (~/jamesw) as host. using the line sudo mount -t vboxsf myshare host ...
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How to SCP a file from Mac -> Ubuntu VirtualBox?

I have a Mac (OS X) and a VirtualBox running Ubuntu. I want to SCP a 500mb file from the Mac to the VirtualBox. How do I do this? (Probably something to do with /etc/hosts?)
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Shared folder in VirtualBox (Ubuntu and Windows 7)

I want to have a directory which is accessible on both Windows 7 installed on Ubuntu host, and the Ubuntu as well. So I have installed the Virtualbox additions on both Windows and Ubuntu. Then in ...
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Can't access VirtualBox shared folder

I've created a shared folder in VirtualBox and made it mount under Ubuntu; I see it in the /media/ dir, but when I'm trying to list it I'm getting a "No permission" error message. How can I fix that?
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Auto mounting shared folders with VirtualBox

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on a VM using VirtualBox. As I often have to do development for work in both windows and linux, I have a shared development directory. The issue is that even with auto mount ...
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What is the easiest method to share files between Windows and Ubuntu?

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 ...
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sharing files between a Windows7 host and a guest Ubuntu running inside virtualbox

I've got a question regarding sharing files between a Windows7 host and a guest Ubuntu running inside virtualbox. The question was asked here with no answers: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/...
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Sharing folder between Windows 10 host and Ubuntu virtual box machine

I am totally new to Ubuntu and a first timer user and been reading about this subject for a while. I have a folder on Windows that I need to be able to access from my Ubuntu VM on Virtual Box. I did ...
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Can't see shared folders in VirtualBox Ubuntu VM?

I've been using VirtualBox for the first time to run Ubuntu and am having some problems with shared folders. I've done everything that I can think of after googling and looking around but still can't ...
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how do i set up a virtual box shared folder in an Ubuntu 18.04 VM on a windows 10 host? [duplicate]

i added a folder to the machine in VirtualBox, but from inside Ubuntu i can't get to the shared folder. host: windows 10 guest: ubuntu 18.04
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Access Windows 8 partition via virtualbox

I have an Asus K55a laptop which is currently dual booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.10. I'm trying to access my windows 8 partition without restarting, with VirtualBox. To clarify: Windows 8 ...
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File sharing from GUEST VirtualBox ( 12.04 ) to HOST ( 10.04 )

I've completed 90% of this walkthrough: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VirtualBox/SharedFolders#Getting_VBoxLinuxAdditions.iso ... and I'm currently in the " Prepare Guest " section. Where this ...
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Copying files from Ubuntu guest to Windows host [duplicate]

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 ...
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can't mount shared folder in Ubuntu guest : vboxsf failed with the error : no such device

I installed Ubuntu 15.10 in VirtualBox 5.0 on Windows 10. I installed guest-additions (virtualbox-guest-additions and virtualbox-guest-addition). When i try to mount a shared folder, it fails with the ...
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Can I access files between a ubuntu 14.04 guest and a mac host on virtualbox guest additions?

I suspect it cannot be done. The closest 'answer' I found was VirtualBox 4.3 Guest Additions on OSX guest but I would like to go with Ubuntu 14.04 guest on a iMac host. I have not been successful in ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 server can't mount vboxsf

I have a windows 7 host where I'm using a Virtualbox 5.2.8. On this Virtualbox I've installed a VM with Ubuntul Server 16.04 and the Guest Additions from this version of virtualbox and I'm trying to ...
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Can't open shared folders on a virtual box

I created a virtual box of Ubnutu 12.04 64 bit, installed on a host with the same system. I installed VirtualBox Guest Additions on the guest, and restarted the guest. However, when I try to open "...
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Folder share in ubuntu as guest on Windows 7

I have a problem with setting Shared Folders. Using VirtualBox 4.3.10, with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS as gust on Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit. After first attempt I was not able to see shares I set using ...
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How to access the shared folder in Virtual Box?

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 (...
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How to navigate to Windows 7 shared folders from Ubuntu guest with terminal?

I'm running a VirtualBox with Ubuntu 64-bit, configured as a Bitnami Djangostack. I'm running this within a Windows 7 64-bit host. Though my VirtualBox is what runs the server, I'd like my website ...
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Can't mount shared folder in VirtualBox

I needed to share a folder between Ubuntu 16.04 guest and Windows host in VirtualBox. However, the terminal shows the following output: $ sudo mount -t vboxsf Ubuntu WinLinShare /sbin/mount.vboxsf: ...
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Unable to mount folder on Ubuntu guest from Windows host (VirtualBox)

I've got a Windows host machine at work, and want to setup an Ubuntu server to do my web dev work on. I got the server up and running, but I'm trying to mount a shared folder (containing all my site ...
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VBox: Error mounting shared folders in Ubuntu 12.04 guest

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 guest running on an Ubuntu 13.10 host. I created a shared folder in the host following the documentation. When I try to mount the folder in the guest the result is: $ sudo ...
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Getting Guset-Host file sharing to work under ubuntu 16.04 virtualbox 5.1

As cited in the title I have ubuntu 16.04 and virtualbox 5.1 with the vb extension pack. I've tried everything in both : How to share the files from Host to Guest in virtual box? Host-ubunutu/Guest-...
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How to create a shared folder between win8.1 (host) and ubuntu 17.04 in virtual box?

I am running my win 8.1 as a host operating system and ubuntu 17.04 in oracle VM virtual box as a guest operating system. I want to create a shared folder between this two OS to share and transfer ...
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How to share folders between host (Mac OS) and guest (ubuntu) os with VirtualBox? [duplicate]

Actually there are many similar posts for my question. I followed one tutorial but I failed, basically I have done the following: Installing Guest Additions From the tool bar of VirtualBox selecting ...
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how to copy file from host os to virtual box os? [duplicate]

Am having windows 7 in my laptop, and i have installed ubuntu 16.04 in my virtual box. For my project work i need to use some files in ubuntu virtual os, how can i copy those files to ubuntu from ...