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How do I enable the shared clipboard in VirtualBox?

How do I enable the shared clipboard in VirtualBox?

Where is the configuration option for sharing clipboards (copy & paste) between the host OS and the guest OS?

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Guest [Entry]

"With Guest Additions installed, the clipboard of your guest OS can be shared with your host OS.

Highlight the Guest VBox in the VirtualBox console, open General -> Advanced. Here you can choose between various Shared Clipboard settings: Disabled, Guest to Host, Host to Guest or Bidirectional"
Guest [Entry]

"In VirtualBox Windows versions 5.1.8 until 5.2.6 (maybe older or future versions as well) it is accessible in two ways:

General settings
Active guest account window

If someone knows what other versions work as well, please add them as comments.

1st Version: General settings

Machine>Settings:

General>Advanced>Shared Clipboard

2nd Version: Active guest account window

Devices>Shared Clipboard>Desired option

Available options:
1. Shared Clipboard>Disabled
2. Shared Clipboard>Host to Guest
3. Shared Clipboard>Guest to Host
4. Shared Clipboard>Bidirectional"
Guest [Entry]

"In order to share your Host clipboard you will need the Guest Additions installed first.

As for the options for the clipboard, Right click the Guest VM within Virtual Box, Select Settings, In the General section select the Advanced tab."
"In order to share your Host clipboard you will need the Guest Additions installed first.

As for the options for the clipboard, Right click the Guest VM within Virtual Box, Select Settings, In the General section select the Advanced tab."
Guest [Entry]

At the Virtual Box base windows , just go to settings of your machine and in General you can change the settings.