Windows 10 VirtualBox Guest doesn’t see Shared Folders

If a VirtualBox virtual machine can’t see Shared Folders in your Windows guest with Linux host:

Fix

  1. in Linux Terminal:
    adduser $(whoami) vboxusers
    
  2. in Virtualbox Windows guest, click Insert Guest Additions in the VirtualBox menu
  3. run setup on the virtual drive that appears.
  4. reboot the Windows guest
  5. from Windows guest Command Prompt
    net use x: \\vboxsvr\share
    

    where “share” is the name assigned in the VirtualBox shared folders dialog.

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