Setup Shared Folder in VirtualBox

May 10th, 2016

In the settings window of your virtual machine open the Shared Folders tab.
Create a new entry with the button Adds new shared folder.
In the Folder Path select the folder to share in your host machine and in Folder Name write the name you want to give to it.
Then check Auto-mount and make permanent and save the configuration.
Run the virtual machine, open a terminal window and type the following command to mount the sahared folder
sudo mount -t vboxsf -o uid=1000,gid=1000 SharedFolderName /guest/path/where/to/mount
Where SharedFolderName is the name chosen in the previous configuration and the path is where you want to have the folder in the virtual machine.

Possible errors

In case you reach this error:
Error opening directory '/media/sf_VirtualBoxSharedFolder': Permission denied
Run the following command in the virtual machine terminal in order to solve it
sudo usermod -aG vboxsf $(whoami)