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Windows 7: Move files back and forth

13 Dec 2011   #11
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Kado, are you pulling my leg - lol.

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13 Dec 2011   #12

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Kado, are you pulling my leg - lol.
Would I do that. No if you want the VBox shared folders to work in Linux your Linux userid must be in the vboxsf group in the guest otherwise you get an access violation.
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13 Dec 2011   #13
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OK, got it. And I thought that was some user group forum or something like that.

I will try all that when I get my new machjne after Christmas. Then I have to setup everything from scratch anyhow.
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13 Dec 2011   #14

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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?
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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.

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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.

Great information, but the thread starting OP did say "Virtual XP Mode"
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13 Dec 2011   #15


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Great information, but the thread starting OP did say "Virtual XP Mode"
Precisely. Your response (post #4) already gave the best answer.

I would do it "my way" ; first set up XP Mode guest < > Seven host network settings so both can see each other (same workgroup etc.).

Then simply move XP Mode My Documents folder to Seven host as told in this post: Change My Documents Folder in XPMode. This way your XP Mode documents can be accessed directly from host, even when XP Mode is not running.

Now you can open the file on XP Mode, edit and save it, close XP Mode and open file from host with Windows Movie Maker.


EDIT: To get my tip working, you might want to read this fine tutorial of ours: Windows Virtual PC - Connect Virtual Machine to Network
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