I've created a Shared folder in the Virtualbox options but it does not seem like it works. Did I forgot something? Maybe you guys can help me out.

I'm running macOS Sierra as a host and Whonix as a guest. I want to have a possible file transfer between these two.

  • Does it not show up in the network on the host OS ?
    – kyze
    Commented Dec 9, 2016 at 13:36
  • No it does not show up on macOS or Whonix. I really don't know what else to do.
    – Kai La
    Commented Dec 9, 2016 at 13:39
  • Please clear up your question with whats host-, and whats guest-os.
    – kyze
    Commented Dec 9, 2016 at 14:36
  • I added more details.
    – Kai La
    Commented Dec 9, 2016 at 15:07
  • I haven't tried in Whonix, but since it'd Debian-based it may be acting like my Ubuntu guest on macOS is - the shared folder is set to Auto-mount=true in the vbox settings for the VM, and it mounts with a slightly counterintuitive name (on macOS and in the settings, the name of the folder is displayed as 'share', but it mounts as /media/sf_share on Linux side - maybe that's SF for shared folder?). It's owned by root, and won't let me chown it to a user, which also not ideal, but I can sudo less a file in it and it works. Which makes it not useful for purposes, I will look at mounting dirs from
    – Toby
    Commented Jul 18, 2017 at 21:16


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