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Boxes windows 10 shared files

asked 2018-01-28 07:50:40 -0500

alfC gravatar image

updated 2018-04-18 18:52:44 -0500

I have Windows 10 installed in Gnome Boxes.

What is the recommended way to share directories and files between the host and the guest operating system?

I tried using Nautilus -> smb://VMWIN/ but it doesn't work.

I can't see the host computer from the virtual Windows box either? What method do you use to connect these two environments?

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I use a sftp client like filezilla inside the windows guest and enable ssh access in the host. Works fine for me, but I only have small amounts of files to transfer.

cpetepf gravatar imagecpetepf ( 2018-01-29 00:22:54 -0500 )edit

@cpetepf, ok I am going to try that. In previous boxes I used the Window network to connect but it didn't work consistently.

alfC gravatar imagealfC ( 2018-01-29 02:57:33 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-01-30 09:56:37 -0500

Felipe Borges gravatar image

Boxes now has shared folders support.

You just need to install the spice-guest-tools and the spice-webdav daemon in your Windows Guest.

spice-guest-tools -> https://www.spice-space.org/download/... spice-webdav daemon -> https://www.spice-space.org/download/...

Both source codes are available at https://www.spice-space.org/download....

After installing these on your Windows system, you might need to reboot it.

The Sharing Folder preferences are in the Properties dialog in Boxes (right click in the machine -> Properties). In the "Devices & Shares" tab. There you can add a folder from your Host that will be available inside your guest (the ~/Public one is shared by default).

This is available in gnome-boxes-3.26 and newer. Fedora 27 ships 3.26.

Let us know if you run into any problems with this solution.

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Thank you for your help, I installed the guest tools and webdav. The problem I have is that I see the "+" in Devices and Shares tab but the ballon menu that appears later is not functional as I cannot add folders.

alfC gravatar imagealfC ( 2018-01-31 01:28:04 -0500 )edit

It works now. Fedora 27.

alfC gravatar imagealfC ( 2018-04-18 18:54:09 -0500 )edit

This solution looks very promising, DavWWWroot is in my Win7 guest available, but it is empty (share folder is added in Properties). I can make it work (folder appears) only when I go to VMs Properties -> Devices & Shares (just visit this tab). After that, when I reload explorer in Win7, folder is available.

happymaster23 gravatar imagehappymaster23 ( 2018-04-24 15:14:28 -0500 )edit
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answered 2018-06-23 18:08:40 -0500

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updated 2018-06-23 18:09:46 -0500

You need to access to windows shared folders from a fedora ? Are you managing windows sharing server ?

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Yes, I need a common place where I can read and write from both systems (Fedora and the Windows Box).

alfC gravatar imagealfC ( 2018-07-08 04:31:01 -0500 )edit

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