howtogeek at April 30th, 2014 10:24 — #1
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/187703/how-to-access-folders-on-your-host-machine-from-an-ubuntu-virtual-machine-in-virtualbox/
VirtualBox is a program that allows you to run multiple operating systems (guests) on one computer (the host computer). You may need to transfer files between the host and the guest. It’s easy to set up in Windows guests, but tricky in Ubuntu guests.
stickman803 at April 30th, 2014 21:39 — #2
Thanks HTG, I wondered why simply adding a shared folder didn't work.
ammar at May 1st, 2014 06:16 — #3
adduser is normally used to add new users to the OS. It failed to work in my case. After some googling, I found a better command:
sudo usermod -a -G vboxsf [username]
essexbiker82 at May 2nd, 2014 15:49 — #4
As usual, even simple tasks like viewing folders from your host machine are so long winded in Ubuntu! And not just long winded but difficult to find out how to do too! I know it's free but apart from that I don't know why anyone would prefer Ubuntu over Windows, when everything is so easy to do in Windows?
raphoenix at May 2nd, 2014 17:35 — #5
The Windows Command Line Reference is just as difficult if not more so than Linux !!!!
system at May 10th, 2014 10:24 — #6
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