Can I browse a folder which resides in a virtual machine from the host machine?

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QUESTION :

I have a repository of files in a virtual machine, which is stuck at Windows XP SP2. I am forced to use a version of a program (Subversion) with these files which cannot be installed pre-SP3. My host OS is Windows 7. So I thought I might be able to install svn on the host, and then act on the files within the guest, via some shared folder or some such between the guest and the host. Sharing a host folder within the guest seems easy.

But how can I share a folder which resides within the guest machine, for the host OS to see?

ANSWER :

Turn on file sharing, or if you are using VirtualBox, it has shared folders (natively, shared with only the host) if you install the virtualbox extensions.

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