Shared Folder in Windows 7

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Shared Folder in Windows 7

Postby GordonWatt » 12. Jan 2009, 14:20

Hi

This is my first install of an OS in Virtual Box. I installed the Windows 7 7000 beta, and guest additions (using compatibility mode) on my iMac, and it's working great. One thing...

I am having trouble accessing the Shared Folder which I have set up. I have read the FAQ and searched the forum, but when I try to map a drive by following the methods outlined, the host machine doesn't appear in the list of network places.

Apologies if I am missing something.

Gordon
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Postby javapop » 15. Jan 2009, 22:22

Hi Gordon,
I haven't very much success with the shared folder as well, mainly using vista on mac host. I usually turn on file sharing, and use:
Network Adapter 1
Intel PRO/1000 MT Desktop (host interface, en1: AirPort)
This typically at least allows me to access the public folder when windows 7 is running. Please update if you figure that out though!

I did have one additional question, how did you install guest additions (using compatibility mode)? I have been trying to do this myself, and can't figure it out,
Thanks!
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Where is the folder

Postby shawnwwjd » 16. Jan 2009, 18:01

I am having the same issue. I am running OSX 10.5.6 with the public folder shared with full control for all.
Installed Windows 7, I ran guest additions, then connected the folder but it won't show up in Windows 7

For javapop, here is the link to the site that showed where to run in compatibility for Windows 7
http://blogs.sun.com/fatbloke/entry/win ... virtualbox

Thanks
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Shared folders no good

Postby rig » 17. Jan 2009, 17:45

Also been banging my head up against the wall with shared folders. Installed guest additions as admin, in Vista compatibility mode, and set up the shared folders in VirtualBox but can't see them on the Windows guest. Re-installed guest additions, restarted, etc., no luck.
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Re: Where is the folder

Postby javapop » 17. Jan 2009, 18:01

Thank you!!!

shawnwwjd wrote:For javapop, here is the link to the site that showed where to run in compatibility for Windows 7
http://blogs.sun.com/fatbloke/entry/win ... virtualbox
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Guest Additions

Postby GordonWatt » 17. Jan 2009, 18:51

Sorry - been away for a few days. If you are still struggling, this is where I found the info:

http://www.ideaexcursion.com/2008/12/31/installing-windows-7-beta-1-in-virtualbox-210/

I read somewhere (Lifehacker I think) that Shared Folders don't work in Virtual Box...
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Postby m@riposa » 18. Jan 2009, 16:05

In the current release Shared Folders don't work using Windows 7. But this seems to be fixed in the SVN-Version as you can see here:
http://www.virtualbox.org/changeset/15967

So probably this change will be included in the next release.
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Postby shmk » 23. Jan 2009, 02:18

With the most recent upgrade shared folders work I got mine by doing what this guy says near the the bottom of the comments

http://blogs.sun.com/fatbloke/entry/win ... virtualbox

I am assuming that you have set up a Shared Folder in the VBox GUI. Once you are back in Win 7 you can map a network drive to that share, so for a folder shared as "myshare" you would map to

\\vboxsvr\myshare
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Re: Shared Folder in Windows 7

Postby beachcoder » 21. May 2009, 02:48

yeah, that worked for me, thanks!

(PS: I'm using Linux, not Mac OS)
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Re: Shared Folder in Windows 7

Postby rhonaldmoses » 4. Oct 2009, 19:41

yes, the above info works...

\\boxsvr\<share-folder> works just fine.
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Re:

Postby amer » 8. Nov 2010, 17:54

shmk wrote:With the most recent upgrade shared folders work I got mine by doing what this guy says near the the bottom of the comments

http://blogs.sun.com/fatbloke/entry/win ... virtualbox

I am assuming that you have set up a Shared Folder in the VBox GUI. Once you are back in Win 7 you can map a network drive to that share, so for a folder shared as "myshare" you would map to

\\vboxsvr\myshare



you can also map the share to a network drive by going to Start,Computer then press the "map network drive" button.
http://www.itfall.com/virtualbox-window ... d-folders/

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Re: Re:

Postby epocket » 9. Dec 2010, 16:48

amer wrote:

you can also map the share to a network drive by going to Start,Computer then press the "map network drive" button.
http://www.itfall.com/virtualbox-window ... d-folders/

Amer.



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