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Share folder

PostPosted: 22. Jul 2021, 22:18
by joshww
hi

i am using Windows 10, I have setup a folder to share, but can't see it in VB.. any tips?


thanks
josh

Re: Share folder

PostPosted: 23. Jul 2021, 06:14
by BillG
Where did you look? What do you see if you select Network? Do you see the VBOXSVR icon?

If you don't see it, you have not enabled Shared Folders. If it is there but empty, you have not shared any files.

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Re: Share folder

PostPosted: 23. Jul 2021, 09:43
by mpack
You don't say if it's a true network share or a Guest Additions share. If the latter, you don't mention installing the GAs.

Also, you don't mention what the guest OS is. You only say "I am using Windows 10" - and since you chose the "Windows Hosts" forum it seems likely that refers to your host.

Please provide a VM log file. Make sure the VM is fully shut down, then right click it in the manager UI. Select "Show Log" and save "VBox.log" (no other file) to a zip file. Attach the zip here.

Re: Share folder

PostPosted: 23. Jul 2021, 19:31
by joshww
does it matter the host is windows pro 10 and the VBOX IS windows enterprise



BillG wrote:Where did you look? What do you see if you select Network? Do you see the VBOXSVR icon?

If you don't see it, you have not enabled Shared Folders. If it is there but empty, you have not shared any files.

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Re: Share folder

PostPosted: 23. Jul 2021, 19:33
by scottgus1
joshww wrote:does it matter the host is windows pro 10 and the VBOX IS windows enterprise

No. Please provide the log requested.

Re: Share folder

PostPosted: 23. Jul 2021, 19:35
by mpack
joshww wrote:does it matter the host is windows pro 10 and the VBOX IS windows enterprise

If it didn't matter then I wouldn't have asked the question.

I've never heard of anything called "Windows Enterprise", unless it's the window in 10 forward (ST:TNG joke).

I asked for a log, and I don't see one.

Re: Share folder

PostPosted: 24. Jul 2021, 02:09
by BillG
You did not give us much to work on, so we have had to guess what you are trying to do.

What OS is running on the host and what is running on the guest? Are they both Windows 10? And no, it doesn't matter if it is Home, Pro or Enterprise edition of Windows.

How exactly are you trying to share the file from the host to the guest? If you are trying to use VirtualBox Shared Folders, the first step is to install the Guest Additions. If you cannot follow the instructions in the manual (Chapter 4.3) you will find there are plenty of guides on the Internet.