Shared folder not showing

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Shared folder not showing

Postby Silverthunder » 28. Jan 2020, 22:50

Host: Linux Mint 19.1 Cinnamon
Guest: Linux Mint 19.1 Mate

I installed Guest Additions. In fact, I think I installed it twice. In other words, I thought that I had installed it, but then it seemed that it wasn't installed (bidirectional clipboard was not working) so I installed it again. But, my memory could be off on that, as I got sidetracked/ ran into difficulties and became unmotivated.

The bidirectional clipboard is working.

However, when I created a folder on the host machine in "Documents" and share it (using the settings in VirtualBox), that folder does not show up on the guest machine. I checked the desktop and I checked /media. I did add my Linux guest user to the needed group.

I have a folder in the same directory on the host computer, that I successfully share on a windows guest machine.
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Re: Shared folder not showing

Postby scottgus1 » 29. Jan 2020, 17:58

Take a look carefully at the Virtualbox manual, section 4.3 to see if you missed anything.

If you can't get the Guest Additions Shared Folder running, please zip and post the guest's vbox.log, using the forum's Upload Attachment tab.
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