Windows – Sharing folders with VirtualBox, Windows 7 Host and Ubuntu 9.10 Guest

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I have a development setup from this tutorial: Build Your Own Dev Server with VirtualBox.

But what I can't figure out is how to share a folder on my Ubuntu virtualized machine with the host Windows 7. I want to use a Windows text editor to edit code that's on my Ubuntu server.

I've tried using the Shared Folders setting, adding "/var/www" but it says that the path is not absolute. When I click on "other", it only allows me to browse folders on my Windows 7 host.

Both the host and guest are 64-bit OS.

Best Answer

  • Install the Guest Additions for the guest OS and configure the shared folder(s) on the host OS. You'll find these options in the Devices menu.

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