VirtualBox allows the operator to create shared folders within VirtualBox clients and in this case, we are going to explain how to setup a shared folder for Windows 10 using VirtualBox and the VirtualBox Guest Additions.
Windows 10 operating system
The first thing which we will do is start up the VirtualBox Windows 10 operating system. Once this system has booted, we will navigate to the VirtualBox screen and we will click on the “Devices” tab, once the “devices” tab has been opened, a new menu will open, in this menu we will select the “Insert Guest Additions CD image…”.
The latest selection will insert the VirtualBox guest additions CD image to the Windows 10 VirtualBox client. If the insertion is successful, you will be able to start the VirtualBox installation process from within the Windows 10 VirtualBox client.
Once the installation process has been completed, you will be asked to reboot the system.
After the reboot
Once you have performed a reboot for the Windows 10 Virtualbox client, you will be able to enjoy some extra features like:
- Custom resolution
- Drag and Drop
- Shared Folders
Just do remember to enable the shared folders option within the VirtualBox Windows 10 client Settings tab.
You can allow the Windows 10 shared folder to:
- Auto mount
- Be read only