How to share folder from guest to host in VirtualBox?


How can I share a folder from guest to host in VirtualBox (host is Windows 7, guest is Umbuntu), instead of the usual host to guest? Is there a way to do this?

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Share Folders between Host and Guest OS in VirtualBox

"In this article, I will walk you through the steps for sharing folders between guest and host OS in VirtualBox.

First, you have to install VirtualBox Guest Additions in the guest OS. You can do this by going to Devices and clicking on Install Guest Editions."

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As far as I know, you can’t do this with guest extensions, but you can set up file sharing on your guest and then access the folder using the virtual network between the guest and host. VirtualBox has a good guide on how to do this.

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