Saturday, 12 July 2008

Accessing Shared Folders from Vista in VirtualBox

Name your shared folder in VirtualBox - e.g. 'Shared1'.

In Windows Map a network drive to: \\vboxsvr\Shared1.

Anybody running Vista in VirtualBox on a Mac may have problems seeing shared folders.

There are a number of blogs and threads around describing tips and tricks to resolve the problem.

In my case the problem was quite simple - Windows Live OneCare was configured with my Wifi Network as Public which meant it blocked local networking. Just change it to Private, or Home and the problem is resolved.

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