View files in VirtualBox hard drive

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docfxit
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View files in VirtualBox hard drive

Post by docfxit »

I have installed VirtualBox in Win7 Pro. I need to use a virtual XP inside of it. Is there a way in Win7 to view the files in the XP virtualBox hard drive? I don't have XP installed in the virtualbox yet. I believe the virtual hard drive is VirtualBoxDisk1.vdi

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Yuriy
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Re: View files in VirtualBox hard drive

Post by Yuriy »

I am not sure about *.vdi, but *.vhd (virtual harddrive files made by Microsoft Virtual PC) could be attached in Windows 7 just as normal hard drives.
Press 'Start', then 'Run' and print 'diskmgmt.msc' - there is 'Attach virtual hard drive' command in menu panel there.

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Re: View files in VirtualBox hard drive

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There is no plugin for direct VirtualBox VDI browsing.

What about network access from Win7 to XP when XP is running?

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Re: View files in VirtualBox hard drive

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Note: It looks like there are drivers for mounting VDI to Windows: https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?t=4748
You will probably need to turn off XP to mount it into guest OS.

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Re: View files in VirtualBox hard drive

Post by Yuriy »

There are some plugins for Total Commander: Total7zip opens some virtual drives as archives. It works in Altap Salamander via tcproxy - with UDF, FAT, VHD etc. Maybe Salamander's own 7zip plugin could work this way as well?
There is also Virtual Disk - but I haven't yet made it work in Salamander.

And vdi are also mounted by WinMount - but that is not free unfortunately.

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