I have set the settings to bidirectional:

Settings > Advanced > [both to BIdirectional]

but it seems that for some reason I still cant move files about.

I know that when I was using my windows machine I could literally just use vagrant and it would set up a communal spot for me to dump files.

I think when i used to use vmware, i also could move files, but i have no idea how to do this with Virtual box.

I have rebooted the vm as well after adjusting settings. Is there something I am missing when it comes to allowing me to move files from Host to VM and back? I have some configurables I want to work with, and a lot of it is too bulky to just transfer with github, pastebin, or other.

I am not sure if there is anything i could leverage within VBBOXADDITIONS, which looks like a mounted file containing additions. I just dont know what additions means.

  • Have you installed guest additions? apt-get install -y virtualbox-guest-x11 then reboot. Source – nullmeta Jul 21 '17 at 21:30
  • Ii did, and it says it is installed. I rebooted then, and it still doesnt find any of the shared folders I set up in VirtualBox. Is there something else I am missing? – Fallenreaper Jul 23 '17 at 21:26
  • Correction, It worked on my one machine. Im testing it on my other one. Thanks! It seems like this is the way to get it working. – Fallenreaper Jul 23 '17 at 22:03

You must install virtualbox guest additions for this to work.


apt-get update


apt-get install -y virtualbox-guest-x11 


reboot now

This should get everything working.


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