How to share files between Vista and MacOs?

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How to share files between Vista and MacOs?

Postby vickoxy » 20. Feb 2009, 16:52

Hi,
i want to have one folder in mac os, which would be open for vista to use/share, but as newbie, can someone slowly tell me how to set up windows to find that file order?
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Postby ajmas » 21. Feb 2009, 06:10

Look in the "shared folders" section of the guest settings.

Edit: See if the following thread is of any help: http://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?t=9372
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Postby vickoxy » 21. Feb 2009, 12:35

ajmas wrote:Look in the "shared folders" section of the guest settings.

Edit: See if the following thread is of any help: http://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?t=9372


Thanks, i found it. So i will repeat here my answer posted there:

"net use s: \\vboxsvr\nameoffolderyoushared" command did for the Vista Job. Only i didn´t know where to put it.

Now VirtualBox works perfectly. I installed also Trial VMWare Fusion 2, but VB seems to work much faster and better integrated.
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how to share / transfer files between host and guest machine

Postby criatura555 » 1. Mar 2009, 03:12

Before use this code 'net use x: \\vboxsvr\name_of_shared_folder' at Windows Command Prompt you must:

01. create the shared folder at 'Devices\shared folders' menu from VirtualBox

02. install from the same menu 'Devices' the 'guest additions' - My VirtualBox is in portuguese so I'm translating the name, but is the last item at 'Devices" menu. This will start an install process inside your windows virtual machine.

03.finally, go to the prompt inside windows and type the command 'net use x: \\vboxsvr\name_of_shared_folder'

YOUR VIRTUAL MACHINE MUST BE RUNNING DURING THIS PROCEDURE

I test this with MacOS 10.5.6 (iDeneb) as host and Windows XP as guest
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Re: How to share files between Vista and MacOs?

Postby jhawley » 22. Oct 2009, 21:09

For anyone that could use this info, here is what worked for me on a Mac OSX host with Windows XP Guest OS:

* I have quest additions installed.
* I have a shared folder called Shared.

To configure the above on the Guest OS:

(From the VirtualBox menu)

Devices > Shared Folders
Devices > Install Guest Additions

On the Guest OS (I am running XP)

My Computer

Tools > Map Network Drive

Drive: (I chose) x:
Folder: \\VBOXSVR\Shared

By doing this I was able to create a Shared connection between the Mac OSX host and XP Guest OS.
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