How to access network folders from within windows 7 virtualbox

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Published on 2014-05-29T15:12:05Z Indexed on 2014/05/29 15:55 UTC
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At work we have fileshare storages accessible via the network. I'm not super familiar with this kind of networking, so I'm not 100% sure how to word this question/give enough details right away so please ask for any clarifications.

That being said:

Host: Xubuntu 14.04

Guest: Windows 7 enterprise

Via thunar I can access these network drives fine by going to

Browse Network > Windows Network > Server I want to use

The name given in the address bar is:

smb://SERVER-NAME

So my question now, is how do I go about accessing these folders via my win 7 machine in virtualbox? I've searched but all I get is people who can't figure out shared folders between host/guest (which I've got working)

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