# Virtualbox shared folders with symlinks

I want to configure 1 shared folder /home/host/shared and put symlinks to other shared items in that shared directory to make them accessible by the guest machine like /home/host/shared/d1 --> /home/host/a_linked_dir. This is so that I can modify the files & directories as I use the VM without having to change the config in Virtualbox and so that multiple VMs can easily be configured to use a single shared folder. However, putting s symlink /home/guest/shared/link --> /home/host/shared/f1 doesn't allow the guest machine to access the linked directory and instead just points to a target non-existent on the guest machine.

Is there a way to use symlinks between the host & guest VMs in Virtualbox?