A. Sidiq Purnomo

Universitas Mercu Buana Yogyakarta

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How To Access Local Files from Genymotion (My OS / Ubuntu)

To install Genymotion click this link “How To Install Genymotion (Android Emulator) on My OS / Ubuntu“.

Step by step to access the files present in the sd card of Genymotion (Android emulator) :

  1. Create a new folder in your home directory (Ex : /home/dnd/Share_Genymotion).
  2. Open VirtualBox and select the Virtual Machine (Image) on the left pane.
  3. Click on the “Settings” icon.
  4. Select Shared Folders tab on the left side, and then click on the “Add Share” icon on the right side to add a new Shared Folder within VirtualBox.
  5. Choose the Folder path as Others and browse to the newly created folder (Ex : /home/dnd/Share_Genymotion).
  6. Select the check boxes as per your requirement and then click on the “OK” button.
    • Read Only: To prevent modification of its contents inside Android VM.
    • Auto Mount: To mount the folder automatically on startup.

  7. Start your VM as usual from the Genymotion software
  8. Open Astro File Manager in Android (Genymotion), and then browse to /mnt/shared to open the shared folder.
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One Comment to “How To Access Local Files from Genymotion (My OS / Ubuntu)”

  1. Shahbaz Ali says:

    WOW!, very clear instructions, works like a charm!

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