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Thread: Windows file sharing from virtualbox?

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    Smile Windows file sharing from virtualbox?

    I use VirtualBox at work, where windows7 is host and ubuntu 10.04 is guest operating system.

    I want to access my windows drives, folders in ubuntu, when i did
    sudo blkid or mount or fdisk -l, i cannot see all the drives on my machine.

    So i finally did with shared folders concept. Now i can't mount them wherever i want, but when i say automount in the virtualbox settings->sharedfolder, then it auto mounts in /media/E-drive??

    But to see, copy,edit or access those media files, i need to be sudo?? With normal user i can't use those /media files.

    Suggest a good method of sharing files from windows7 to ubuntu in virtualbox, since i tried all methods in vain!!
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    Re: Windows file sharing from virtualbox?

    You could try setting the VirtualBox network adapter to bridged, and then set up a network share. (Ubuntu will appear as a separate machine on your network).

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    Re: Windows file sharing from virtualbox?

    Quote Originally Posted by howefield View Post
    You could try setting the VirtualBox network adapter to bridged, and then set up a network share. (Ubuntu will appear as a separate machine on your network).
    Thanks for reply, network share means like mounting?? can i mount windows share under /home/myname/some directory?
    Abhilash Muthuraj-views
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