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Inspect this image. See that I have put a folder on my local (host) machine as the shared folder named Downloads1 in my guest machine. This works, hooray!

Now I need to find it in my virtual (guest) ubuntu machine. How can I find this folder, named Downloads1?

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    Did you install the virtualbox guest additions on the virt?
    – thrig
    Apr 3, 2017 at 23:33

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You have to mount the shared folder. It is all spelled out here. Basically you run this command in a terminal window:

sudo mount -t vboxsf -o uid=$UID,gid=$(id -g) share ~/host

In your case replace share with Downloads1 and ~/host with a path where you want the shared folder to reside.

There is much more information in the linked document.

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