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I have windows 7 as host os and i'm running gentoo os as guest inside virtual box. I want a folder in the guest os to be shared with host os.

The folder already exists in the guest os and has files in it therefore I can not go for the option of creating a folder in the host os and sharing that instead.

Any help is much appreciated?

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migrated from Aug 5 '12 at 3:54

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Virtualbox guest utilities can only share directories in one direction: host to guest.

The recommendation on superuser is to use Samba to share directories from the guest back to the host. All traffic will go over the virtual network, so it will have very low overhead.

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