@frankbell - yes your assumption is correct, I simply wanted to get a python script I was working on onto the Virtual Machine.
@AwesomeMachine - Not quite, this was where I was getting confused, it actually shows up as a mounted disk but initially only if logged in as root. If logged in as a user or even an admin, it's not there to be seen by a newbie such as myself. Eventually, I logged in as root simply because I was tired of typing sudo and then my password to do anything to find this, and there is was sitting on the desktop as a mounted external drive. I was unable to change the permissions by just chmod though which confused me. I have since found out that this is a security thing and that a better way instead of just opening up the folder or drive to everyone, is to add the user to the group using:
sudo usermod -a -G groupname username
# use this to find the username as that can often be an anomaly for a newbie
I'm sure you guys are aware of this, but I like to clarify posts in the event that someone else finds it when they are stuck
Thank you for your help