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Windows 7: Move files back and forth


12 Dec 2011   #1

 
Move files back and forth

I have a virtual xp mode drive in addition to my regular system drive. On the virtual drive I have Canopus, a video editing program. On the system drive is Windows Movie Maker that I am using to create a small movie clip. I woulds like to copy my video camera file from the system drive to the virtual driver, use the editor on it and then copy it back to the system drive so I can use Movie Maker,
How do I do this?


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12 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011
 
 

I've just started using virtualbox. Can't figure out how yet to get ubuntu to see my window drives. As a work around I'm using usb. Plug it in then go to devices on virtualbox & enable the usb drive.
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12 Dec 2011   #3
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hipster Doofus View Post
I've just started using virtualbox. Can't figure out how yet to get ubuntu to see my window drives. As a work around I'm using usb. Plug it in then go to devices on virtualbox & enable the usb drive.
Yeah, that is the way I fo it too. I have not yet figured out how to share files between the vBox system and the host system. Have to ask Kari one day. He probably knows.
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13 Dec 2011   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blockie View Post
I have a virtual xp mode drive in addition to my regular system drive. On the virtual drive I have Canopus, a video editing program. On the system drive is Windows Movie Maker that I am using to create a small movie clip. I woulds like to copy my video camera file from the system drive to the virtual driver, use the editor on it and then copy it back to the system drive so I can use Movie Maker,
How do I do this?
This should help,

Windows Virtual PC - Select Host Devices to Share

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13 Dec 2011   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hipster Doofus View Post
I've just started using virtualbox. Can't figure out how yet to get ubuntu to see my window drives. As a work around I'm using usb. Plug it in then go to devices on virtualbox & enable the usb drive.
Yeah, that is the way I fo it too. I have not yet figured out how to share files between the vBox system and the host system. Have to ask Kari one day. He probably knows.

Hi there

for Windows to share files with Linux (doesn't matter if it's a VM or real machine) install SAMBA on the Linux machine -- it's bog standard networking. Linux kernels these days can also READ AND WRITE to NTFS Windows files. Your Linux VM will also be able to access the Windows files.

Set it up : plenty of documentation and links here (BTW all FREE software too as most Linux stuff is open source anyway).


Samba - opening windows to a wider world

Some basic commands

SAMBA Windows Linux file sharing notes

Cheers
jimbo
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13 Dec 2011   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hipster Doofus View Post
I've just started using virtualbox. Can't figure out how yet to get ubuntu to see my window drives. As a work around I'm using usb. Plug it in then go to devices on virtualbox & enable the usb drive.
Yeah, that is the way I fo it too. I have not yet figured out how to share files between the vBox system and the host system. Have to ask Kari one day. He probably knows.
You can set up Windows folders to share in the VBox settings for the VM. You can do this with any guest OS. Here it's a Windows guest.

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This facility is also available with VMWare Player.


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13 Dec 2011   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hipster Doofus View Post
I've just started using virtualbox. Can't figure out how yet to get ubuntu to see my window drives. As a work around I'm using usb. Plug it in then go to devices on virtualbox & enable the usb drive.
Yeah, that is the way I fo it too. I have not yet figured out how to share files between the vBox system and the host system. Have to ask Kari one day. He probably knows.
You can set up Windows folders to share in the VBox settings for the VM. You can do this with any guest OS. Here it's a Windows guest.

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This facility is also available with VMWare Player.
Hi there
I think the OP wanted the LINUX system to see the Windows files -- this will OPTIONALLY need SAMBA or equivalent on the Linux VM for Windows to access the Linux files - only if you want Windows to share the Linux files too -- and for the Linux system to access the Windows directories these WINDOWS shared drives need to be to be MOUNTED on the Linux system usually in etc/fstab.

Welcome to JustLinux: Wanna learn Linux?

Sharing HOST Windows with Windows Guests is fairly trivial just mount as Network drive.

The OP was referring to his UBUNTU system to see Windows files.
These need to be mounted either automatically into the etc/fstab when the vm is powered on or you'll have to do it manually.

Cheers
jimbo
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13 Dec 2011   #8

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Yes. VBox shared folders work with Linux.
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13 Dec 2011   #9
whs
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Lots of good some suggestions. Thanks guys. I have to try those out again. The normal sharing I have tried but for some reason it did not work. The Samba is new to me.
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13 Dec 2011   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Lots of good some suggestions. Thanks guys. I have to try those out again. The normal sharing I have tried but for some reason it did not work. The Samba is new to me.
You need to belong to the Linux vboxsf group to access the shared folders.
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