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I have a Windows 7 Pro host, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS guest. I cannot get the shared clipboard working.

I have installed Guest Additions 4.1.20 on VirtualBox 4.1.20, have restarted, followed instructions found here, and have enabled bidirectional clipboard sharing within VirtualBox options.

However, I still cannot copy and paste between the host and guest. Copy/paste works great within the host, and within the guest, but not between the two.

I'm out of ideas.

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4.1.18 had a bug about this... i updated to 4.1.20 and everything works fine.. have you enabled it in the host settings for the virtual machine? – Cadburry Aug 28 '12 at 8:16
Yeah within the virtual machine's settings, I set the clipboard sharing to bidrectional. Is there more to it? – user1628257 Aug 28 '12 at 14:12
..only to install the VBoxGuestAdditions.. maybe reinstall it.. but its just a guess – Cadburry Aug 29 '12 at 7:36
@Cadbury yeah that might work, install the latest version of the Guest Additions (4.1.22) – Jay Sep 24 '12 at 2:33

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