No Shared Folders in Windows 8 Guest on Windows 7 Host

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No Shared Folders in Windows 8 Guest on Windows 7 Host

Postby crunch » 16. Sep 2011, 02:00

How can I get shared folders to show up on the Windows 8 Guest?

I added a folder in VirtualBox>Windows 8>Settings>Shared Folders>Machine Folders: C:\Folder; Auto-Mount: Yes; Access: Full; Make Permenant (ticked).

Followed by a forced install of the Guest Additions (VboxWindowsAdditions-amd64.exe /force).

Then Windows Explorer>Computer>Map Network Drive>Drive: Z:; Folder: \\Vboxsvr\Folder; Reconnect at logon (ticked); Connect using different credentials (ticked).

An error comes up saying "Windows cannot access \\Vboxsvr\Folder".

Then tried "net use x: \\Vboxsvr\Folder" through Command Prompt ran as Adminstrator with "The network name cannot found" as a result.

How can I solve this?
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Re: No Shared Folders in Windows 8 Guest on Windows 7 Host

Postby Perryg » 16. Sep 2011, 02:04

You may have tried to "force install" but that does not mean they worked. The guest additions are not compatible with Windows 8 yet.
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Re: No Shared Folders in Windows 8 Guest on Windows 7 Host

Postby Leak » 16. Sep 2011, 13:25

On the other hand, Windows networking should work to access the host's network shares from within the guest...
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Re: No Shared Folders in Windows 8 Guest on Windows 7 Host

Postby Sasquatch » 16. Sep 2011, 20:46

Further discussion can be done in viewtopic.php?f=2&t=44577.
Read the Forum Posting Guide before opening a topic.
VirtualBox FAQ: Check this before asking questions.
Online User Manual: A must read if you want to know what we're talking about.
Howto: Install Linux Guest Additions
Howto: Use Shared Folders on Linux Guest
See the Tutorials and FAQ section at the top of the Forum for more guides.
Try searching the forums first with Google and add the site filter for this forum.
E.g. install guest additions site:forums.virtualbox.org

Retired from this Forum since OSSO introduction.
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