Ticket #7185 (closed enhancement: duplicate)
[feature-request] Reverse Shared Folders
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It would be great to be able to mount running Guest's folders into Host's directory tree. Effectively making "reverse shared folders".
There could be one useful thing to include which in fact wouldn't be to hard to implement. It should be possible that you can open any file on guest side using host process.
User has Windows guest.
We wants to open one mp3 file using vlc player on linux.
To do so:
User right clicks on file
Clicks "Open file with host process"
Vlc is started and playing music on host side
Work flow when user wants to open a file with host:
Guest file is copied to temporary shared folder by guest additions
According process is called on host side to open a file
When process is closed, file might be copied back to guest side (to support writing)
The use case is described here: http://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=32912&p=147102#p147102