I'm running Ubuntu/CentOS in a virtualbox guest and am trying to configure various services to run on it (nginx, php, memcache and more). I'm finding it slow to use the console editors and hard to remember file locations, as well as the chore of typing out their full file-folder names all the time.
I'd like to be able to navigate and edit system files and folders from my windows environment using the editors I use day to day: notepad++, webstorm etc. Mainly so I can familiarise myself with the contents of various folders in a visual way (albeit a small difference).
Essentially, I guess I'm asking if there is a way to directly access the guest filesystem as root or a sudoer. So, is there some way I can set up my guest ubuntu server and then navigate it's filesystem from windows? Or do I have to install a GUI in my guest and use that instead? (this is frowned upon, so I hear). I expect to serve most of my website content from a shared folder for development purposes, so config files and things could be in a shared directory, but obviously there are many other system folders I'd need to have access to as well, such as