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How to access a shared directory in VirtualBox from Android x86? (easily transfer files from host to Android x86)

I shared a folder using VirtualBox running Android-x86 Nougat.

Using ES File explorer, there were 3 IP addresses shown for the local network (I only shared one directory), each of which was password protected. Anonymous logins are also denied.

RhythmSoft File Manager HD, an alternative file manager, failed to display any network directories.

How can I easily transfer data from the host computer into the Android x86 virtual machine?


  • VirtualBox Guest Extensions (or similar name) unfortunately does not work for Android x86.
  • Linux Mint without Guest Extension also shows no network drive.

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