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cannot copy shared file (virtualbox)


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#1 cwbytez

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Posted 16 February 2016 - 12:37 AM

hi guys

i just set up a virtual box to run win 7.but something went wrong,i cannot copy shared folder between the host (ubuntu) and guest (win7).i'm kind of new in this stuff

 

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Posted 16 February 2016 - 03:08 AM

Did you install Guest additions?

 

 

Shared folders

These provide an easy way to exchange files between the host and the guest. Much like ordinary Windows network shares, you can tell VirtualBox to treat a certain host directory as a shared folder, and VirtualBox will make it available to the guest operating system as a network share, irrespective of whether guest actually has a network. For details, please refer to Section 4.3, “Shared folders”.

 

https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch04.html



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Posted 16 February 2016 - 04:20 AM

Did you install Guest additions?

 

 

Shared folders

These provide an easy way to exchange files between the host and the guest. Much like ordinary Windows network shares, you can tell VirtualBox to treat a certain host directory as a shared folder, and VirtualBox will make it available to the guest operating system as a network share, irrespective of whether guest actually has a network. For details, please refer to Section 4.3, “Shared folders”.

https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch04.html

 

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Posted 16 February 2016 - 08:45 AM

Just to make sure I understand:

You are in your Windows VM

You are trying to copy a file from the shared folder to a location on the Windows "disk"?

 

From your ubuntu host, if you copy a file into the shared folder can you see it from the Windows VM?

 

From your Windows VM can you create a file in the shared folder?

 

You may need to add your user account to another group (not sure of the name, it's something like vboxsf.  look in /etc/group for it). 

Be careful with symbolic links on the Ubuntu side;  Windows doesn't (can't) do them very well.


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Posted 17 February 2016 - 01:23 AM

i just fixed it, by upgarading my ubuntu 12.04 ---> 14.04

but i still dunno why it happened (maybe my system is old? ) :blink:

anyway thank you NickAu n mremski for trying to help me :warrior:

 

cheers :thumbup2:


Edited by cwbytez, 17 February 2016 - 01:33 AM.

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 02:26 AM

i just fixed it, by upgarading my ubuntu 12.04 ---> 14.04

but i still dunno why it happened (maybe my system is old? ) :blink:

anyway thank you NickAu n mremski for trying to help me :warrior:

 

cheers :thumbup2:

Glad it's working, but it would have been good to figure it out.


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Posted 17 February 2016 - 04:05 AM

I'm also glad that things are working, just the first time I've seen that an OS upgrade was needed to make it happen. :thumbup2:

 

Maybe the newer version of Ubuntu has some updated code that helped the process, yet it was still likely the same version of VirtualBox. 

 

The main thing is that you're now good with what you wanted to accomplish. :)

 

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