HowTo: Speed up Shared Folder Access Time in VirtualBox with Windows Guest

If you are suffered by accessing shared folders too slow, try this:

1. if your vm is running Windows,
2. if your share folder name is like that : “\vboxsvr\<share fodler>”
3. if you install windows in disk c of your vm
4. please modify c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
5. modify the line “127.0.0.1 localhost” to “127.0.0.1 localhost vboxsvr”
6. reboot vm, and you can see there’s a lot of improvement.

Made an incredible difference for me.

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6 Responses to HowTo: Speed up Shared Folder Access Time in VirtualBox with Windows Guest

  1. slavko says:

    thanks very lot 😉

  2. Felipe says:

    Thanks a lot 🙂

  3. aug_aug says:

    whoa, way faster, thanks!

  4. Ulrich says:

    Thanks 🙂
    For me, it wasn’t necessary to restart the machine. Just deactivate the network interface and activate it again.

  5. BobB says:

    Wow! Thanks!

  6. James says:

    Thanks for that.

    In windows 7 it seemed to be commented out so I just wrote the line below the comments.

    There was a small but noticeable improvement.

    However, you gave me the idea of working on a project and saving to the C drive of the virtual machine. The improvement is staggering – given I’m making video tutorials you’ve saved me buying a new laptop!!!

    Thanks ever so much!

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