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Map Shared Folder in Linux Host to Windows Guest with Drive Letter

PostPosted: 13. May 2021, 19:39
by austin2359
I want to map a shared folder as my D drive. How do I do it?

I may have to config some things in the guest as well. I know that. I´m willing to do it.

Re: Map Shared Folder in Linux Host to Windows Guest with Drive Letter

PostPosted: 14. May 2021, 18:08
by scottgus1
First, make sure you don't already have a D drive in the VM. The CD drive often becomes D:\ in a Windows OS, after the system drive C:\. You can change the CD drive letter through usual Windows methods, web-search how to do so.

Then see https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch04. ... mount_auto.

Alternatively, since you're willing to manually configure the VM OS, the Virtualbox Shared Folder can be found at the "network server" \\vboxsvr (That's in quotes because it does not really need a network and is not a real shared folder from the host OS. However, Windows Guest Additions makes the Virtualbox Shared Folder act like it's on a network so Windows can find it.)

You can manually map an available drive letter to the \\vboxsvr\sharedfolder through normal Windows methods, web-search how to do so.

Re: Map Shared Folder in Linux Host to Windows Guest with Drive Letter

PostPosted: 14. May 2021, 18:59
by mpack
You posted in "Linux Guests". Linux does not have drive letters.

I'm going to assume that the title is accurate even if the forum choice is not - and move your topic to "Windows Guests".