How to Access VirtualBox Shared Folder from Ubuntu 12.04 Guest Machine

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Do you want to access shared folders on the host machine from the guest machine? On This tutorial is going to show you how to access virtualBox shared folder/directory from Ubuntu 12.04 as Guest Machine. on this case I’m using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS as host machine and Ubuntu 12.04 as the guest OS. OK, let start it

  • Open Virtualbox, Select Ubuntu 12.04 virtual machine, make sure your virtual machine in a state “Powered Off“. right click – Settings, navigate to shared folder on the left menu. Click ‘Add’ the select the the folder to share, on this case I’ll share folder Desktop.

Share folder ubuntu 12.04- virtual box

  • Start Ubuntu 12.04 Virtual Machine and add user account on Ubuntu 12.04 into VirtualBox account group with following command:
sudo adduser <username> vboxsf
  • Restart your Ubuntu 12.04 Virtual machine. To access the shared folder navigate to directory /media.

share folder

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