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I am running Ubuntu in my VirtualBox on Windows 7.

How can I access a folder inside the virtual Ubuntu?

All I found out is the other direction: shared folders, but they are all Windows folders without the user-permissions I need inside the virtual machine.

I found out thanks to Serge:

Samba, FTP, or SSH would be the solution, but I couldn't access the IP of my virtual machine at first.

I had to enable the network connection. I tried the options "NAS" and "Internal Network" but that doesn't work.

I had to use the Network Bridge.

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What do you mean the other direction. Shared folders are for passing data from host->client and vice versa – Mike Sep 20 '12 at 16:28
i need a folder where i can use symbolic linux links to other folders, but i want to write also into it from windows. – rubo77 Sep 20 '12 at 16:30
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numerous options:

  • ftp server inside Ubuntu VM
  • samba server inside VM
  • ssh (use pscp from putty package)
  • ...
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how do i find out the ip then? i cannot ping the ip, i find in ifconfig: ( and ssh doesen't work either – rubo77 Sep 20 '12 at 16:22
then you need to inspect the config of your VM if you enabled the networking at all, e.t.c. – Serge Sep 20 '12 at 16:23
i have, but which option? NAT? Internal Network? – rubo77 Sep 20 '12 at 16:25
check if the firewall (iptables) is enabled in VM and what rules are active. – Serge Sep 20 '12 at 16:29
I found it: I have to use "Network bridge" thx for your help – rubo77 Sep 20 '12 at 16:37

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