Originally Posted by newbiesforever
I found it. Thank you. I also discovered that guest additions must be enabled in order to see folders shared with the host. I am guessing that quite a lot of things depend on the guest additions. If I'm right, the guest additions are so necessary that they might as well be automatically enabled.
automatically enabling the guest additions would be a nice idea but unfortunately actually implementing such a thing would be easier said than done because it would require auto-detecting the presence of an operating system and determining if a compatible version of the additions exists, then somehow mounting and launching the installer which would require sending commands to the guest OS which would probably only be doable if the additions were installed, a chicken and egg scenario.