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Part 2 setting up the Windows side of Shared folders in VirtualBox [ID:930] (2/6)

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In this video I will show you haow to complete the Windows side of sharing you Ubuntu home folder with Windows XP

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Great videos!!

Please next remember to put subtitles! For non english people like me it will be very helpfull!

Thank you very much for your video!


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115. ahemoch Tue, 10 Aug 2010 20:49

Hi Dai - just set up a shared folder in virtual box. You sir are fantastic. Thank you!

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112. Sandratip Sun, 18 Jul 2010 10:11

I wached yours videos about setting up virtual box shared folder. It's exelent! Quick, easy to uderstand... You've got an A from me. :)

I don't know how to access mass storage from my virtual OS. I have Linux Mint 9 as host OS, and XP as virtual OS. If you've made a video about that I would be thankful if you send me the link.

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thank you :)

Very easy to follow, and worked like a charm...Thanks, Dai!

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Useful! Ideally you would provide an additional video with each successive release of Ubuntu, so that newbies are not put-off by things looking different from their own system

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Excellent tutorial !

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vids 1 & 2 for virtualbox shared folders were quite helpful. Thank you. Sometimes the simplest answers can be hard to find in the sea of information on the internet. I'm so lucky vids 1 & 2 were on the first page of the google results. Just what I needed. (I'm using OpenSuse Linux host, WinXP guest.)

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At last I can now share Linux files with XP running in Virtualbox.

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nice tutorial, Dai. short, informative and really gets the job done (for me at least). well done!

could you please post a tutorial about USB FLASH drive sharing in Virtualbox? I still can't get that to work properly.

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Dai : I brand new to linux. trying vbox3.1 using linux host and winxp guest. much trouble sharing folders until I came across you terrific videos on this very subject. Please keep up this good work. Thanks very much

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90. marinir seo lkmnprapto Fri, 12 Mar 2010 18:52

Without this I would never have got the thing set up. The manual doesn't really explain this. Thanks very much. One quick thing though... I couldn't create a shared folder initially because I had spaces in the name "Shared folder XP OSX". I had to change it to "Shared" (with no spaces) to make it work. Thanks again!

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very useful thanks for making the time to provide this video

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If virtualbox does not display in network places please install virtualbox guest additions from virtualbox device menu, it fixed issue on my screen.

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Very useful. Whilst I am the type of person who 'reads the manual', a video, however brief, does help when it comes to installing a program and getting it to operate. Keep up the good work.

Thanks Dai. New to virtual box and your video was helpful.

Thanks for the videos. Sharing folders now make perfect sense.

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Not sure as i'm still using XP this could be something to do with Vista

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80. WallerStum Thu, 11 Feb 2010 16:29

I have Ubuntu 9.10 as the host and VirtualBox 3.0.8_OSE r53138 running Vista. When I follow the instructions I don't have the vboxsvr as a choice when I try to map a drive. I tried just putting in //vboxsvr/[folder-name] as suggested below but it still didn't work. I have restarted everything a couple of times and gone through the videos twice to make sure I wasn't missing anything. What could be going wrong?

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Thank you, spent some time reading the stuff on the blogs , simply couldnt get to my head. watched you do it. ..

haa.. done it.

thanks again.


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thanks for the shared folders tutorial for virtual box. it worked exactly as you showed (including the glitch you showed) on my osx system. thanks for making my life easier

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Thank you! Wow, I just spent 2 hours trying to figure out how to share files/folders in VirtualBox. on my own. Then I finally found your videos --- that made it a snap!


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70. anonymous Fri, 01 Jan 2010 15:12

This doesn't work for some - why not some troubleshooting?

It doesn't work for me...

The Shared folder does not show up on my guest host - what do you do then?

69. anonymous Wed, 30 Dec 2009 13:41

Thank you. Top Notch.

68. anonymous Mon, 28 Dec 2009 00:21

Thank a lot for the tutorial


67. anonymous Wed, 23 Dec 2009 22:47

This did not work :-(

66. anonymous Wed, 23 Dec 2009 22:42

This did not work :-(

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Thanks. This was very helpful. This part wasn't easy to find in the manual so I saved time. Thanks.

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great video, very helpfull

63. anonymous Tue, 08 Dec 2009 01:58

Thank you heaps. Easy to follow and worked first time. You definitely will get my vote.

62. anonymous Mon, 07 Dec 2009 04:30

I'm on a Mac, and was browsing through the VirtualBox user manual... and ended up with a bleeding nose. Then, I found your video, and now got the Shared Folder working! :)


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A very useful tutorial! Thank you for preparing this; I'm sure it will save me a lot of time in the future.

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Very useful. As a total newbie to virtualization (on the Mac), I found that this was clear and simple and easily extendible to my own experience. Thank you.

59. anonymous Mon, 30 Nov 2009 16:24

Dai thanks a lot. This tutorial is great..

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Thank you very much. This video is simple, and help a lot.

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Nice video. Thank you

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Thanks. Now if I can just get mine to do likewise.

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thanks a lot for the video... helped me a lot..

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hey friend..

found your video tutorial very helpful...

was finding for the same for many days...

thank you...

46. anonymous Fri, 18 Sep 2009 10:37

Most helpful, and i did in fact have the same problem with the folder not being accepted at first, but sure enough the second try. Thank you very much, have a happy life

45. anonymous Fri, 18 Sep 2009 09:33

Good tutorial in part 2

44. anonymous Sat, 12 Sep 2009 15:29

Now I'm worried. Shared folder systems aren't quite the same between Windows and Ubuntu. I have to say that separate bootable partitions works wonderfully and Ubuntu can read/write the entire Windows NTFS partition. But Windows likes to pretend that Ubuntu doesn't exist.

43. anonymous Fri, 11 Sep 2009 22:25

I think I might need to get the non-OSE version of this. Ugh. Thanks, though, for the video.

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Thank you very much for taking the time to document this. Your videos were concise, easy to understand, and had me up and running in no time.

41. anonymous Sun, 06 Sep 2009 11:02

great how-to but I was looking for a way to do it with samba on ubuntu 9.04 host, vbox 3.0.4 and xp guest

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Your videos was very helpful for me. Thank you.

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it is helpful.

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extremely helpful and to the point. i cant thank you enough. it would have taken me hours to accomplish this. thank you again and keep making these videos.

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good stuff man

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Thanks for these videos! I was having a hard time setting up shares in Virtualbox. I followed your videos and it worked like a charm.


33. anonymous Thu, 30 Jul 2009 04:04

My main system is Linux Ubuntu so not sure about how you would go about it if XP is the main Host. Sorry about that, your best bet is the VirtualBox Forum.

32. anonymous Thu, 30 Jul 2009 04:03

My main system is Linux Ubuntu so not sure about how you would go about it if XP is the main Host. Sorry about that, your best bet is the VirtualBox Forum.

31. anonymous Wed, 29 Jul 2009 12:54

I have xp installed on a laptop running a Solaris x86 VM. After selecting a Shared Folder on the XP laptop, I cannot then map a network drive because the VM does not show up in the network list.

Any ideas?

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Great !!, this is All that i need to know !! :D Thanks

Hdid you get it to work yet?

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Well that part didn't work for me! but still enjoying

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Awesome. Very clear and concise explanation. Love the accent. Keep up the good work.



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Great video instructions. Very useful

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Thank you very much! Really simple and clear, wish all howtos were like yours.

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Really usefull!!! Congratulations!!

Thanks for help!!

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This is a very good and well narrated video tutorial. Thank you!

19. anonymous Fri, 19 Jun 2009 20:29

Hey,,, it's good... I want to make a shared folder from my host (vista) to my guest (ubuntu) in virtual box...

hope it'll work :D

I'm using a virtual Windows 7. After installing the Guest extras etc.., the network folder doesn't appear on under Network places. However, if you manually map the drive (Z), using


it seems to establish things nicely.

Anyway, this is a perfect topic for screencasting - cheers

17. anonymous Wed, 10 Jun 2009 03:41

Thanks Dai, that did the trick :)

16. anonymous Mon, 08 Jun 2009 14:37

Thank you so much for taking your time to make this video but unfortunetly it wouldn't work for me.


I was wondering if maybe you can maybe help me out??

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This is what I needed. Thank you.

14. anonymous Fri, 29 May 2009 15:50

Thanks so much, I couldn't get this to work.

13. anonymous Tue, 05 May 2009 15:08

good and simple ...too bad it doesn't show sharing files between two ubuntu os (instead of between ubuntu and windows)...

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Helped much more than the ubuntu forrums. Thank YOU!!! :)

Helped a newb like me greatly.

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Thank you!

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5. anonymous Sat, 04 Apr 2009 12:13

Awesome video! Very clear and easy to follow.

You wouldn't by any chance know of any tutorials on how to get XP Pro Tablet Edition (as the guest) working on Ubuntu 8.10 (host)?

I have XP Pro Tablet installed in the virtual machine, but I have not been able to get XP or ubuntu to recognize the wacom screen and stylus interface


3. anonymous Tue, 17 Feb 2009 18:58

i am amazed on how i viewed this as being complicated.

thank you for your down to earth demonstration

2. anonymous Wed, 21 Jan 2009 15:31

excellent vid.

thx for posting.

great website too!

This is much easier than the command line script on the ubuntu help page! Thanks for making this.

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