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VM/Host File Transfer
« on: April 15, 2013, 11:11:38 AM »
Hey guys, having trouble transferring files between my VM and my host system. The VM won't recognise my USB devices and whilst the 'Bidirectional' is selected for Drag and Drop and copying, the files still won't move. I created a shared folder on my host Desktop, but can't seem to move anything there either.
Probably missing something really annoyingly basic here.
Any ideas?   

Windows 7 Home 64-bit (Host)
Oracle VirtualBox (Updated) running BT5 R3
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Re: VM/Host File Transfer
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2013, 11:14:55 AM »
have you installed extension pack and guest additions

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Re: VM/Host File Transfer
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2013, 11:39:29 AM »
Yeah, still not playing ball.
I got the Autorun prompt when I installed it on the VirtualBox interface and it appeared to install in a console.
Am I missing something?
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Re: VM/Host File Transfer
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2013, 03:16:14 PM »
when i couldn't get mine to work i had to sudo apt-get install build-essential and  sudo apt-get install dkms   . then update and upgrade  reinstall the add-ons  and restart  then it worked .   this was for kali tho maybe it will help you
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Re: VM/Host File Transfer
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2013, 07:17:47 AM »
If u cud take pls my one little suggestion.. Dump VirtualBox, & Stick to Vmware Workstation. everything will work 100%.

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Re: VM/Host File Transfer
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2013, 08:25:34 AM »
Yeah I'm using VMware now, everything works better, FTW!
Every time [some software engineer] says, �Nobody will go to the trouble of doing that,� there�s some kid in Finland who will go to the trouble.

� Alex Mayfield