IT and beyond

Host: Debian GNU/Linux
Guest: Windows XP

Read the user manual on Folder sharing section.

  1. Install Guest Additions (Devices > Install Guest Additions)
  2. Click on folder icon on the bottom of the VirtualBox
  3. Create a new shared folder: select a directory on Host and choose a name (e.g. my_shared_folder)
  4. On a command shell (cmd) type this command
    net use x: \\vboxsrv\my_shared_folder

Where x: is a free device letter.

4 thoughts on “Howto Share VirtualBox folders

  1. Nolan says:

    Worked perfectly.


  2. JamesT says:

    I followed the directions but could not get it to work. My host is PC OS Linux 2009 and guest is Win Xp SP3

  3. chirale says:

    1) Run command from Windows XP shell (Start > Run > cmd)
    2) Check that “my_shared_folder” exists as Shared folder.

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