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If your virtual machine is running in Windows, here's the solution:
* In the VirtualBox GUI, click on USB (small icon in the list of devices).
* Then check "Enable USB Controller" and "Enable USB EHCI controlling."
* Lowest on the beach, you'll see a list of icons to your right. Check first. A box appears "a new filter. Check it.
* By clicking on the icon below represantative a USB plug with a +, you'll see a list of drivers.
* Select the one that corresponds to your USB drive. Check it added in the filter window.
Basically, when you start the virtual machine, Windows (the host) will now seek to inherit VirtualBox driver (not the native system) and attach it to your virtual machine. Answer yes to all questions and agree that it is an unsigned driver ......
Open guest.It is not yet installed the driver, so you must disconnect and reconnect the key.
In principle, the system should start your quest key.
With USB drives, especially, there are two different issues.
1. Virtualbox recognizing the USB drive
2. Windows seeing the USB drive
When you click on "Devices" on the Virtualbox window, does it show you the USB drive ok?
If not, it's a VB issue.
But if the USB drive is listed ok under "Devices", but it's not showing in Windows then you have to also install it under Windows.
Windows will recognize some USB drives automatically in Virtualbox, but there are some that it doesn't. In that case, with the USB drive plugged in, go to "Control Panel", then "Install New Hardware" and let it detect and install the USB drive or the USB controller that comes with Windows but may not have been originally installed.
Once you've done that, the USB drive should be visible and accessible under Windows.
I had forgotten this but had to re-learn this myself yesterday!!