VirtualBox, Ubuntu Guest, Shared folders

Assuming your Ubuntu guest username is USERNAME:

  1. Make sure you have already installed the VirtualBox Guest Additions in the Ubuntu guest machine

  2. From the Ubuntu guest: sudo adduser USERNAME vboxsf

  3. Using the VirtualBox UI (Devices->Shared Folder Settings…) add the folder in the hosting machine that you wish to share.

  4. Restart the Ubuntu guest! (wasted too much time on that…)

  5. ls /media/ – you’ll find your shared folder there. You might wish to mount it to a different directory on your Ubuntu guest

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