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Ubuntu 12.04 mounting fail

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Ive searched around and I cannot find a solution anywhere to figure out what is going on. I am trying to install a virtual on a windows 7 workstation with Virtualbox. I can get everything installed but when I try to mount the folder I get an error. It was working 24 hours ago, the shared folder, but now when I drop or move anything in the shared folder on the windows side it doesnt update on the Linux side. mad.gif

I tried:
Code:
sudo mount -t vboxsf -o uid=1000,gid=1000 shared /mnt/folder

when that code is ran I get this:
Code:
/sbin/mount.vboxsf: mounting failed with the error: Protocol error

what is causing the protocol error, how can I test, and how can I repair this issue with the shared folder?
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The fact that it was working makes me think an update broke it. Try reinstalling the Guest Additions. Also, you can change your mount command above to
Code:
sudo mount -v -t vboxsf -o uid=1000,gid=1000 shared /mnt/folder
Might give you more information about why it's failing.
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