I installed VB 4.2.12 on Windows 7. I also installed Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-4.2.12. I then created a Win 8 Guest on it & I am able to boot up and work on the Windows 8 Guest OS.
However, I am unable to share files between host and guest
I have enabled Bidirectional Clipboard and Bidirectional Drag'n'Drop. However I am neither able to copy/paste text or files or dragndrop files.
When I click on Shared Folders - it says I should install Guest Additions. When I click on the Install Guest Additions menu nothing happens.
I finally decided to share a folder on my host machine & did a
net use z: \\HostIPAddress\sharename
from the guest machine.
This succeeded, but when try to change to z: , it says access denies. I have given full control to the share to everyone on my host machine.
What am I doing wrong here? Any solutions, fixes, work arounds?