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Trying to drag/drop (or copy/paste) files or folders from my Windows-10 (x86-64) machine to an ubuntu VirtualBox machine. It does not work.

My VirtualBox version is: 5.1.26 r117224. Guest machine is Ubuntu 16.0.4.2 64-bit and the host machine is Windows 10 64-bit.

Initial setup steps:

  1. "Shared-clipboard" and "drag-and-drop" are set to bidirectional in the VM's advanced settings.
  2. From the host's device menu, I made sure that drag and drop option is set to bidrectional.
  3. The "Guest Additions CD image" wizard installed on the host.

What I've tried:

  • sudo apt-get upgrade.
  • sudo apt-get install virtualbox-guest-additions-iso.
  • Go to display setting, under video capture, check enable video capture.
  • sudo apt-get install virtualbox-guest-utils.
  • restart virtual machine.

Nothing made it work. There are two unanswered posts here: Here and here.

Is there any solution for this problem?

  • One of the questions you linked to involves VMWare, not VirtualBox. – Ramhound Feb 1 '18 at 19:44
  • Potentially Relevant: superuser.com/questions/723680/… – Ramhound Feb 1 '18 at 19:46
  • Something tells me it's working as designed – Ramhound Feb 1 '18 at 19:48
  • I highly recommend using the current version of Vbox. Avoids the possibility it is a potential known issue in that particular release you are using. – Ramhound Feb 1 '18 at 19:53
  • is this issue resolved? – Hassaan Jun 4 '18 at 12:02
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You should install guest additions on the VM not on the host.

You installed guest additions on "the device itself", which seems to mean you installed guest additions on Windows 10 (the host system).

You need to install guest additions on your VM (the target machine). So, you need to install guest additions for Ubuntu.

Ubuntu recommends using its official guides because they are maintained. This is as link: Guest Additions at Ubuntu Help.

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