The shared folder in the virtual box in its simplest term is a folder of the host operating system that you can access from the guest operating system. This means that while running any virtual machine of your choice, you will easily be able to access a shared folder that originally belongs to the host operating system.
Here at LinuxAPT, we shall look into the method of sharing a folder in Linux Mint 20.3 in the virtual box.
Steps to share a Folder in Linux Virtual Box
1. Access the Target Virtual Machine
To begin, you need to launch the virtual box and right-click on your Linux Mint 20.3 virtual machine.
2. Navigate to the Virtual Machine Settings
Now, When you will right-click on the selected virtual machine, a menu will pop up within the virtual box window. From here, you need to click on the Settings option.
3. Access the Shared Folders Tab
In the Settings sub-window, you need to click on the Shared Folders tab.
4. Create a New Shared Folder
From the Shared Folders tab, you need to click on the Add New Folder button for creating a new shared folder.
5. Select the Path of the Folder to be shared
Then, a pop-up window will appear on your screen from where you need to select the path of the folder that you wish to share.
When you will select that path, you will be allowed to select the particular folder from that path that you wish to share.
6. Confirm the Selection of the Shared Folder
After selecting your desired folder to be shared, you need to click on the OK button for confirming your selection.
7. Save all the New Settings
Now, you will be able to see your selected folder within the Shared Folders tab. Finally, you need to click on the OK button for saving all your settings.
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This article covers how to easily share folders in Linux Mint 20.3 by using the virtual box. In fact, you will be allowed to access those shared folders while staying within your guest operating system.