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Thread: How can I mount shared folder on windows from linux inside virtualbox?

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    How can I mount shared folder on windows from linux inside virtualbox?

    I tried with the following command to mount shared folder on windows 10.
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    mount -t vboxsf shared /home/user1/windows/
    /sbin/mount.vboxsf: mounting failed with the error: No such device
    How can I mount shared folder on windows from linux inside virtualbox?

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    Re: How can I mount shared folder on windows from linux inside virtualbox?

    Install the Virtualbox Guest Extensions on the Windows host, then use Virtualbox to add a share.

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    Re: How can I mount shared folder on windows from linux inside virtualbox?

    Thread moved to Virtualisation.

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    Re: How can I mount shared folder on windows from linux inside virtualbox?

    Solved. I have installed kernel headers.

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    Re: How can I mount shared folder on windows from linux inside virtualbox?

    Great news!

    Jus so you understand the reasons behind this, the kernel-headers are required by the guest OS in order for it to build the kernel modules needed for sharing folders and several other of the guest-additions facilities.

    Please now mark as SOLVED from the Thread Tools menu up-top if this is solved to your satisfaction. It is a great help to other users searching the forum.

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    Re: How can I mount shared folder on windows from linux inside virtualbox?

    There are security and file locking considerations when using the vboxsf mount method.
    May wish to consider treating each system like they are physical and use network-based file sharing protocols, which have a well understood security, file locking, and mitigations for most issues.

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