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Old 09-26-2011, 11:52 PM   #1
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Shared folders don't work in virtualbox


Hi all,

I have an Arch linux host running windows XP host using virtualbox, and I cannot get windows to find the vboxsvr. I've added the folders to share in virtualbox settings, but cannot find the virtualbox server doing the map network drive in windows XP. Any help would be apreciated, thanks!
 
Old 09-27-2011, 09:13 AM   #2
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Have you got Guest Additions installed? I believe that is required. I just mapped my music directory on my NAS to XP ( a guest system on Slackware ).
 
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Old 09-27-2011, 06:12 PM   #3
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Well I just installed virtualbox-additions, and the shared folders still doesn't appear to be found
 
Old 09-27-2011, 06:18 PM   #4
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Start v-box, and before you start up XP, click on Settings. The last item is "Shared Folders" Have you added the shares on the host you want to share there?
 
Old 09-28-2011, 01:38 AM   #5
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Yes, everything is set from the virtual box side, I just can't find the vboxsvr. Is there any way to manually start it?
 
Old 09-28-2011, 01:47 AM   #6
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Have a look here:
https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewto...=22850#p100419
where it's said to run:
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net use x: \\vboxsvr\shared -p
for Windows7, in case its the guest.
I had success for Win7 for sure, but if i recall correct it did the trick for XP too (once).
Worth a try, but not more.
 
Old 09-30-2011, 03:05 AM   #7
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It gives me system error 53, network path not found. Do I replace shared with the path? like \\vboxsvr\mnt\iso? That didn't work either.
 
Old 09-30-2011, 04:34 AM   #8
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You need to replace "shared" with the actual name you gave the shared folder, like it's explained in the link
(as you say /mnt/iso: you also run it from the Windows-guest, not from the Linux-host)
 
Old 09-30-2011, 05:00 PM   #9
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I named the /mnt/iso as iso, so I typed net use x: \\vboxsvr\iso -p and that still didn't work. Is something wrong with virtualbox?
 
Old 09-30-2011, 07:22 PM   #10
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Maybe if you post a screenshot showing the commands you are using and their results, it will help.

I have shared folders between guest and host in VB with no issues.
 
Old 10-02-2011, 02:48 PM   #11
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Ah I didn't realize that guest additions wasn't installed in the guest... so I installed it, and it works fine now!
 
  


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