When you start a Windows 10 guest machine in VirtualBox on your workstation, you can set up shared folders to seamlessly copy files between your workstation and the Windows 10 guest machine.
The shared folder appears in Windows Explorer as a mapped network location.
For more on this see Configure the Windows virtual machine in VirtualBox
On a Windows 7 guest machine the Git Bash, Command Prompt, and PowerShell windows all can see the mapped E: network drive, so you can change the working directory with
and execute commands in the shared folders.
On a Windows 10 guest machine, only the PowerShell window can see the shared folder as a mapped network drive, E:
Command prompt will display the error message
The system cannot find the drive specified
When you try to start the Git Bash window with Git Bash Here, nothing happens.
If you start Git Bash from the menu and try to change the working directory to the E: drive, you get the error message
bash: cd: /e: No such file or directory
If you need to use the Command prompt, you can temporarily map the shared folder
- Open the Command Prompt on the Windows 10 guest machine
- Execute the command
net use x: \\vboxsvr\Users