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Thread: net use Z: \\vboxsvr\vb-share; System error 53 network path not found

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    Question net use Z: \\vboxsvr\vb-share; System error 53 network path not found

    Summary: Errors received
    Code:
    net use Z: \\vboxsvr\vb-share
       System error 53 has occured
       The network path was not found.
    and
    Map drive:
    Code:
    \\vboxsvr\vb-share
        "Windows can't find a computer or device named 'vboxsvr'"
        Error code 0x80070035
        The network path was not found.
    What I have done:
    virtualbox.org/virtualbox/6.1.16/Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-6.1.16.vbox-extpack
    Installed
    Member of both vboxsf and vboxusers
    Win10-Home Guest: Created and Windows 10 Home installed
    Used File->Close->Power off .
    Ubuntu 18.04 Host Terminal
    \home\luigiwriter\vb-share share file created
    Code:
    VBoxManage sharedfolder add "Win10-Home" --name "vb-share" --hostpath "/home/luigiwriter"
    VBoxManage: error: Shared folder named 'vb-share' already exists
    Well, at least VBoxManage knows it exists, but not able to tell Windows 10???
    Win10-Home Guest:
    Code:
    net use Z: \\vboxsvr\vb-share
       System error 53 has occured
       The network path was not found.
    Windows file manager:
    * network lists local machine, but not \\vboxsvr
    * Map drives does not find it either.

    Hard Reboot just to be sure
    Windows file manager:
    Map drive:
    Code:
    \\vboxsvr\vb-share
        "Windows can't find a computer or device named 'vboxsvr'"
        Error code 0x80070035
        The network path was not found.
    Have to type everything in because the clipboard is not working either although set to bi-directional.

    4 days at this. searched google, Oracle, Virturalbox.org, and too many more to discover that no one with this combination has this exact problem.
    Or if they did and did what I did above, and it worked for them but usually on older Ubuntu and older Window combinations.
    At wits end,

    Hope someone can see what I have missed while been staring at this for days

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    Re: net use Z: \\vboxsvr\vb-share; System error 53 network path not found

    Guest additions installed?
    I suspect "vboxsvr" is a placeholder. Put the real hostname there and try again.

    Lastly, google "virtualbox manual" to find the manual for how to do this.
    https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch...#sharedfolders Appears you've found that.

    I've never used linux as the hostOS with vbox. Sorry. I can say that KVM-qemu flies with Windows as a guest when the spice protocol is used.

  3. #3
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    Re: net use Z: \\vboxsvr\vb-share; System error 53 network path not found

    I don't fully understand what you are doing as I prefer KVM. Maybe just switch the network to bridged mode inside Virtualbox then create a regular samba share and map it like that? Then for all purposes it's just another machine on the lan and you can work with it as such.

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