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Old 07-06-2012, 03:10 PM   #1
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Connecting to Windows


I am running Ubuntu in a VirtualBox, I have successfully connected to my network so I can access the internet. However I would like to pass some picture files from one to the other, but even though I can see the Windows drive in Ubuntu I can't access the drive? I have enabled File & Printer sharing on the Windows PC. Any Ideas? By the way I am very new to Linux.
 
Old 07-06-2012, 03:32 PM   #2
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the easiest way to share between linux and windows is to use winscp under windows to connect to Linux over the ssh service which should already be runnihg.
 
Old 07-06-2012, 03:40 PM   #3
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VirtualBox lets you set up a folder on the host to share with the guest.
 
Old 07-07-2012, 02:50 AM   #4
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In your setup for that OS in VirtualBox, enable shared folders, and pick a folder to share. You must have the guest additions installed for this to work.
 
Old 07-12-2012, 12:32 PM   #5
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Thanks, I got the shared folder to work. I downloaded WINSCP but hadn't a clue how to use it.
 
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winscp is painfully easy! It's a clicky flashy windows program, they're always easy!
 
  


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