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    Sharing a folder in Windows host Ubuntu with VirtualBox

    hi
    i like to make experiment with operating system after triple boot system now am trying hand with virtualbox on windows with Ubuntu . i have virtual box with Ubuntu but now i am looking for Sharing a folder but i have not found any thing interesting can any one help me to do that also tell me the procedure to Save virtual hard disks with VirtualBox ?
    thanks

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    Re: Sharing a folder in Windows host Ubuntu with VirtualBox

    Snapshots are particularly useful to have a system always clean and ensure that the virtual machine is free of bugs caused by installing software virus or others.. Snapshot will appear in the list of snapshots. Below you will see Current Status, which means that the current state of your virtual machine is derived from the previously created snapshot, it is based on it

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    Re: Sharing a folder in Windows host Ubuntu with VirtualBox

    Building the shared folder in VirtualBox
    • Open VirtualBox
    • Select the machine affected by sharing
      • Click Preferences Menu
      • In the left pane, click Shared directories
      • Then click Add a new shared directory (right)
      • Select your directory and click Ok
    • Give it a simple name without spaces or special characters > example > Documents
    • Click again Ok to close the Preferences window

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    Re: Sharing a folder in Windows host Ubuntu with VirtualBox

    Mounting the shared folder in Ubuntu
    • Start your machine normally
    • Make Applications > Accessories > Terminal
    • create the installation folder, type the following:
      • mkdir path of the file create > example > mkdir / home/spe2d/space/any tut
    • Type sudo-s to switch to root and type your password followed by the ENTER key when you see [sudo] password for user_name:
    • Now to mount the shared directory in the folder you created, type this:
      • mount-t vboxsf Directory Preferences name_VirtualBox / record editing
      • created_Ubuntu > example > mount-t vboxsf documents / home/spe2d/space/any tut

    Your shared folder is now active.

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    Re: Sharing a folder in Windows host Ubuntu with VirtualBox

    Detach a shared folder

    • Start your machine normally
    • Make Applications > Accessories > Terminal
    • To remove the shared folder in the folder you created, type this:
    • umount path of the file created > example > umount / home/spe2d/Bureau/tuto_ccm
    • You only have to delete the folder in the preferences of the machine

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    Re: Sharing a folder in Windows host Ubuntu with VirtualBox

    The hard disks of your virtual machines are, by default, in the following path:
    Under Vista-Sept ---> C:\users\user_name\.VirtualBox\HardDisk
    Under Xp ---> C:\Documents and Settings\user_name\.VirtualBox\HardDisk

    Under GNU / Linux ---> ~$.VirtualBox/HardDisk


    Copy the files that are in the directory on an external support. When you need to restore these drives, you simply stick them again, in the directory VirtualBox.

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