How to do shared folders windows 7 guest OS X Host

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How to do shared folders windows 7 guest OS X Host

Postby danny91693 » 18. Jun 2011, 19:44

Hi everyone,

I am running OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.7 on my iMac, and I have Windows 7 Home Basic running in VirtualBox 4.0.8 I have never been able to set up shared folders in VirtualBox, but this time I REALLY need to have a shared folder. I want to set it up as a shared connection between my Mac's "public folder" and my Windows 7 VM. I also want to put a shortcut to the connection on my windows desktop so I don't have to go digging for it every time. How do I do this? Thanks much for any help you can give me!
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Re: How to do shared folders windows 7 guest OS X Host

Postby Sasquatch » 18. Jun 2011, 19:49

Have you read and followed the manual? What do you get when you try it? Are the Guest Additions installed? How did you share the folder? Give some more information.
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

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Re: How to do shared folders windows 7 guest OS X Host

Postby danny91693 » 19. Jun 2011, 00:53

Well I don't even know where to start :( But I will read the manual first, I didn't know there was one.
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Re: How to do shared folders windows 7 guest OS X Host

Postby danny91693 » 19. Jun 2011, 01:24

Thanks I read the manual and it helped, Thank you!
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