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How to share folder from Windows to Ubuntu in VirtualBox

📅 2012-Oct-30 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 🏷️ shared folder, ubuntu, virtualbox, windows ⬩ 📚 Archive

On Windows, I sometimes run Ubuntu inside a VirtualBox virtual machine. I find that sharing a folder from Windows to Ubuntu is a convenient method of sharing files between the host and guest OS. Doing this is easy:

$ sudo adduser yourusername vboxsf 

Tried with: Ubuntu 12.04 x64, Windows 7 Enterprise x64 and VirtualBox 4.2.0