I'm having a heck of a time sharing data between a host and its guests in VirtualBox. The host is Windows 8.1, x64 (fully patched). Virtual Box is 4.3.30 r96997 (fully patched).
The guests are listed below. Each has its respective Guest Additions installed, and each has bidirectional sharing for Clipboard and Drag/Drop. In addition, each has a Shared Folder configured that is auto-mounted.
- Linux 14.04, x64 (fully patched)
- Windows 7, x64 (fully patched)
In the guests I have tried, neither Drag/Drop nor Shared Folders actually work. Below, I am attempting to access the Shared Folder on the Windows 7 guest. According to VirtualBox's tooltips for Shared Folders, I can access the shared folder via
It's embarrassing how much time I have wasted on Drag/Drop and Shared Folders.
Does VirtualBox allow sharing between a host and guest in practice? Am I wasting my time trying to get these features to work?