VirtualBox Guest Additions ISO Download?

I have never realized how difficult it is to find the download page for the VirtualBox Guest additions, it is not accessible from the wiki, at this time... After some time spent on Google, here is the answer:

If you need to download an ISO image of VirtualBox Guest Additions, go to:

... and navigate to desired folder. The ISO image should be listed there.

Here goes the direct link for 2.2:


my VirtualBox downloaded it automatically!

Posted by sartek on April 10, 2009 at 04:39 AM PDT #

sartek: Yes, this could happen - it depends on how you installed it... Anyway, it is irrelevant - this post is for those who are looking for VirtualBox Guest Additions ISO download, right;)?

Posted by Petr Dvorak on April 12, 2009 at 10:26 PM PDT #

Thanks a lot!

Who the heck designed that Sun web site ??
It is sooooo difficult to find something usefull there.


Posted by Bernard Tremblay on April 23, 2009 at 11:51 PM PDT #

Many thanks for that. I was beginning to think I was having a very senior moment in being able to locate this iso file and it was good to realise that I was at least not alone.

Posted by sal1066 on April 24, 2009 at 05:26 AM PDT #

Many thanks for that.Thank you so much for this great article it's so useful

Posted by mkv converter on July 14, 2009 at 12:48 AM PDT #

Their website STINKS... now that Oracle owns them I'm wondering if it will get any better. Based on Oracle's software - probably not! and it's probably outsourced which would explain a lot!

Thank you very much for the information!

Posted by Playing IN Virtual on July 26, 2009 at 01:51 AM PDT #

Thank You!

(sartek: you're an idiot.)

Posted by SDGuy on August 22, 2009 at 07:56 AM PDT #

thx a lot...°°°

Posted by guest on September 15, 2009 at 05:17 AM PDT #

Thanks! I was getting frustrated...

Posted by :) on September 18, 2009 at 07:50 AM PDT #

After looking for them for at least 2 hours... at last!

THANK YOU soooooo much!


Posted by Pierre Marchessault on September 26, 2009 at 08:24 PM PDT #


Posted by foolmeonce on October 16, 2009 at 09:50 AM PDT #

I agree its B.S. that there is no obvious useful link on the website to the guest additions, it just says 'use them they are available'. I just upgraded after the nag screen has been bugging me for weeks, and the V machine wouldn't start because it didn't like the old guest additions.
Instead of being productive I have to hunt this crap down. how I installed it is the Window host and Guest from the newer setup.exe.

Posted by Lee Studley on October 17, 2009 at 01:03 PM PDT #

Thanks, just what I needed!

Posted by Urano on November 06, 2009 at 09:45 AM PST #

The short link to the top of the download area so you can grab from the appropriate version you need:

Posted by Lee Studley on November 06, 2009 at 10:43 AM PST #

Lee: Yes, I mention the link in the post;)...

Everyone: I didn't expect this would be my most read article:-D...

Posted by guest on November 08, 2009 at 05:45 PM PST #


If you are using the free for personal use VirtualBox binaries, (as opposed to OSE) the guest additions are always installed with the product.

So you don't need to download anything.
Just type <hostkey>+D (or Devices...Install Guest Additions in the menu bar) in your guest window to mount the Guest Additions iso automatically.


Posted by Andy Hall on November 11, 2009 at 06:36 PM PST #

Thanks for the clarification, Andy.

Anyway, I still don't understand why there is not a link "Complete Downloads Archive" on the Downloads page linking to the page. The change would take some 2 minutes...

I wrote this post as I was in the situation when I had VirtualBox installed, but there was no ISO image of the VBoxGuestAdditions... I didn't much care for why they aren't there - I needed get my job done.


Posted by Petr Dvorak on November 11, 2009 at 07:19 PM PST #

thank you !!!

Posted by achenge07 on November 15, 2009 at 04:00 PM PST #

Many thanks, very useful!

Posted by marune on December 16, 2009 at 02:08 AM PST #

thanks a lot!

Posted by linuxer on December 22, 2009 at 02:00 PM PST #

thanks you saved my time!

Posted by teo on January 26, 2010 at 10:20 PM PST #

Thank you very much. It's a useful post! ;)

Posted by Ricardo on February 07, 2010 at 06:19 AM PST #

Thanks. Helped me to find that darn ISO. For the last version I found it much more easily. Strange...

Posted by .jon on May 21, 2010 at 01:35 AM PDT #

Thanks a million! Searched for hours and couldn't find it, then I stumbled on your post and there it is! Love VB but need Additions to do some things I want to do. Thanks again!

Posted by Mike on May 25, 2010 at 02:56 PM PDT #

Thanks a million searched for days and could not find the download thanks again

Posted by pat on May 31, 2010 at 02:28 AM PDT #

Petr - thank YOU so much for helping out!

Also, Linux Mint 8 on my Windows Vista does not mount the ISO. I might not be doing what I should the way I should - in any case I grabbed the image.

I have no problem with Sun or Sun's web. Virtual Box is great software free of charge. Thanks Sun!

Posted by Shan on June 19, 2010 at 08:52 PM PDT #

Thank you so much for finding that. Saved me a lot of time.

Posted by Grendel on June 20, 2010 at 07:34 AM PDT #

Just a link on the download page....come on guys. Just add a link.
I always have to google to find the place to get the GuestAdditions.

Posted by Tony on July 02, 2010 at 01:40 AM PDT #

I was looking for this more then 3 hrs on google, :D thanks alot

Posted by Nick on July 10, 2010 at 08:39 AM PDT #

Mr. Petr Dvorak, thank you very much for your help and for posting this blog.

I can confirm what Andy said about VirtualBox. I am also using VirtualBox Personal End User License (PEUL). It does include the Guest Additions. Unfortunately, due to the license, many companies and large enterprises might prefer to use VirtualBox Open Source Edition (OSE), which does not seem to include the Guest Additions.

Sun (acquired by Oracle) does not include binaries for VirtualBox PEUL.
I have found and tried the following two VirtualBox OSE Binaries (GNU GPL):

VBox (Win 32-bit):
OSEBox (Win 32-bit):

Since these two binaries for VirtualBox OSE do not include the VirtualBox Guest Additions ISO, I needed a way to download them independently. This is why I must thank Mr. Petr Dvorak.

Everyone, enjoy VirtualBox, whether it's PEUL or OSE.

Posted by tmarrero1234 on July 14, 2010 at 07:16 AM PDT #

Petr THANK YOU soooooooo much!
For years their website remain without that link (and still is) ...

Posted by vizitor on August 20, 2010 at 06:16 PM PDT #

I am success install virtualbox. but i need OS. Please tell <a href="">me</a> how I can get like Linux ISO.

Thank you

Posted by robi on September 18, 2010 at 05:32 PM PDT #

Many thanks for that. I was beginning to think I was having a very senior moment in being able to locate this iso file and it was good to realise that I was at least not alone.

Posted by red sea on September 26, 2010 at 03:40 AM PDT #


Posted by guest on October 14, 2010 at 05:35 PM PDT #

hi,I only have 800X600 on my VM,Can i change it to 1024X768?

Posted by NIS on October 17, 2010 at 12:04 PM PDT #


Posted by Mage on October 20, 2010 at 09:19 PM PDT #

Mucho Thanko :)

Posted by Symbiote on October 30, 2010 at 10:23 AM PDT #

A question. I need help. I don't have the "DEVICES" menu on my XP VM hosted by Windows &. I was at this site and tried the directive on ISO download, but dont know how to use it. I have even burnt the file to cd, but it does not show up on my machine (virtual) after installing. How do I get the version that has the "DEVICES" menu installed? That is the only thing I need to be able to run on a full screen.

Posted by Uju N on February 02, 2011 at 01:54 PM PST #

thanks a lot!

Posted by Ettore on March 06, 2011 at 03:53 AM PST #


Posted by levin on March 06, 2011 at 04:50 PM PST #

thanks, thanks, thanks....

Posted by fred on March 23, 2011 at 07:40 AM PDT #


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