Virtualbox: access a folder on the host machine

  • Share a folder from the actual host machine (from the OS, not through the vbox shared folders)
  • Use NAT for your guest’s network settings
  • From Mac OS X, Open “Finder” (looks like a square face, usually on the bottom-left)
  • From the top menu, navigate to Go->Connect to Server
  • For “Server Address” enter smb://
  • Click “Connect”
  • Enter your username and password (for the host machine)
  • Select the shared folder from the list


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