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Shared Folders in VirtualBox Running Linux
Jun 22, 2014
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Here’s a rundown on a quick way to mount shared folders between host and guest OSes in VirtualBox.

Host OS: Windows 7
Guest OS: Arch Linux
Shared folder name on host OS: Shared-vm
Path to mount point on guest OS: /home/username/Shared-vm

  1. In VirtualBox, set shared folder setting to ‘Make Permanent’
  2. Add to /etc/fstab:
Shared-vm /home/username/Shared-vm vboxsf uid=1000,gid=1000 0 0

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