I live with my iMac (HOST), Windows XP (GUEST), and Windows 7 (Guest) everyday.
Current VirtualBox is missing drag and drop among these desktops and it’s sometimes handy for storing files from Windows to EF library.
Therefore, EF’s MAGIC POCKET in Windows is the most valuable function for me.
When I drag and drop any file onto this POCKET, it is imported to my EF library as if it acted as “To Import” folder in Windows.
That is, if EF is launched at that time, the file is imported to EF library without delay. If not, EF will import this file after next launch.
MAGIC POCKET is realized via VirtualBox’s “Shared Folder”, which shares “To import” folder in Mac and “virtual drive” in Windows.
This function might be popular for EF community, however, I wrote this post to share this exciting function with newcomers like me.
Typical setting process is as follows.
- Open “Shared Folders” from “Details” Menu of VirtualBox and set Folder Path : ~/myLib/To Import (myLib) ] and Folder Name : myLibW ] (nickname).
- Execute command net use H: \vboxsvr\myLibW ] via Command Prompt in Windows.
- Then, we get the virtual drive myLibW (\vboxsvr) (H:)] and we can use its shortcut as MAGIC POCKET in Windows Desktop.