Get Access to Files in Genymotion
Genymotion is a fine emulator. I’m using it as any normal user and once in a while I need to get a file from the VM to analyse (a DB file or a trace usually). Normally, the way I go is via the Device Monitor (which, in turn goes via adb). Granted, this is the universal method (read: works both on emulators and on real devices). However, it’s quite slow. So, here’s a faster way:
- Close your emulator
- Open the VirtualBox Manager. You’ll have the emulator listed there.
- Select the emulator and click on the Settings button and go to the Shared Folders tab:
- Add a folder to the shared folders and set it to mount automatically:
- Start up your Genymotion emulator
At this point, you can open the File Manager with root access and have access to the shared folder in /mnt/shared. I currently just copy files across to that directory to have them available on the desktop. Much quicker (to me).
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