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VirtualBox 3.1: Beginner's Guide by Alfonso V Romero

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Time for action—sharing folders between a Windows XP host and a Ubuntu guest

Now I'm going to show you how to share a folder between a Windows XP host operating system and an Ubuntu Linux guest OS (the virtual machine).

  1. Create a new folder on your Windows XP host, and name it SharedVB, then open VirtualBox, start your Ubuntu Linux VM, and log into it.
  2. Select Devices | Shared Folders from the VirtualBox main menu:
    Time for action—sharing folders between a Windows XP host and a Ubuntu guest
  3. The Shared Folders dialog will show up next. Click on the Add Shared Folder button at the upper-right part of the dialog:
    Time for action—sharing folders between a Windows XP host and a Ubuntu guest
  4. The Add Share dialog ...

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