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    virtualbox windows guest cannnot ping

    I am running Ubuntu 13.04 with windows 7 as a guest in virtualbox. I want to share folders but I can't. Windows cannot find the folder on Ubuntu and when I ping Ubuntu I get nothing. I am guessing it is a firewall in windows but don't know hw to resolve that. Thanks
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    Re: virtualbox windows guest cannnot ping

    First, make sure you have guest additions installed in your Windows 7 guest VM.

    Secondly, from the Ubuntu Virtualbox Window 7 Window, create a shared folder where:
    - Folder Path = the path to the Ubuntu folder that you want to share
    - Folder Name = a one word name for this share
    - check the "Make Permanent" checkbox

    Thirdly, from within the Windows 7 guest, "Map a Network Drive" to:
    Code:
    \\vboxsvr\SHARE
    ...where SHARE is the Folder Name you specified above.

    A similar thread found here.

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    Re: virtualbox windows guest cannnot ping

    Thanks but I did all htat and giet this message "windows cannot access \\vboxsvr\home\chris"
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    Re: virtualbox windows guest cannnot ping

    Quote Originally Posted by noworldorder View Post
    Thanks but I did all htat and giet this message "windows cannot access \\vboxsvr\home\chris"
    You would need to access it by going to \\vboxsvr\sharename, not by using the full path.
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    Re: virtualbox windows guest cannnot ping

    that was simple. Thanks!
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