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How can I connect to a samba share from Windows 7 running in VirtualBox?

How can I connect to a samba share from Windows 7 running in VirtualBox?

I'm sharing a couple of directories via samba from my Linux machine, and have no problem seeing them from other Windows XP boxes on the network.

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"Do you have the Windows 7 Guest additions installed? I would just start the VM and select form the VM Menu Bar, Devices -> Shared Folders - you use a simple dialog allowing you to select a path on your local machine. You can choose to make it permanent or read only.

Once you do that, you can map any of them from Windows Explorer. Select Tools -> Map Network Drive and select from the VirtualBox Shared Folders section.

This doesn't access the samba share directly, but it works. Not sure if you'll experience a performance problem with this approach."