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I am trying to transfer files from my Host OS (Windows 7) to Guest OS (CentOS) running on VirtualBox.

I tried using pscp but it gives the error: More than one remote source not supported

I tried ftp but it doesn't connect and I don't know why.

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You can install Guest Additions: http://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch04.html

and then use Shared Folders: https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?t=15868

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It's also possible to mount a vdi from the host (and access the guest operating system's files): superuser.com/questions/34913/mount-virtualbox-vdi-disk –  Anderson Green Nov 8 '12 at 3:35
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You can do it with "scp" command, then the ssh daemon (sshd) has to be running on the Windows box as well.

Or use one of the windows scp clients to talk to the centos VM. You can transfer files either way using scp.

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how do you identify the IP and credentials of the guest machine for the scp command? –  ted.strauss Jan 7 at 19:25
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You can use Samba for transferring files. Just install Samba, and then choose the Host OS and then the OS where the files are to be transferred.

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