I am emulating elementary OS via VirtualBox on my MacBook Pro.

In Terminal this command as root

mount -t vboxsf source destination


mount: unknown file system type ‘vboxsf‘

Guest additions were installed.

  • Does something askubuntu.com/questions/456400/… here help?
    – lemonslice
    Commented Apr 27, 2017 at 8:05
  • I know this is not what you are looking for, but I would like to make you aware of VMware Player. I used to use Virtualbox then found VMware Player two weeks ago. I find it to be far more smooth and a higher quality than Virtualbox. If you continue to have issue with Virtualbox, give VMware Player a try.
    – Eosdude
    Commented Apr 27, 2017 at 21:49

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Do you mean vboxfs? Try it instead ;)

  • I really think it is vboxsf indeed
    – lemonslice
    Commented Apr 27, 2017 at 8:05
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    I'm using vboxfs on my Mac but I have a weird installation setup for VirtualBox so it might be different from @MarcVB. The Ubuntu VirtualBox help for Shared Folders Troubleshooting section suggests the same rename to vboxfs thing. Let's just wait for his feedback and hope this works for him. Commented Apr 27, 2017 at 10:21

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