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Old 11-01-2015, 03:09 PM   #1
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Shared folders on virtualbox 5

I'm having issues with using shared folders in virtualbox 5. The host OS is Linux Mint 17.2, and the guest OS is Ubuntu Studio 15.10. Windurs had no issues with using the shared folder. I was able to set up the shared folder called Shared. I set it to auto mount, and I am able to find it in the /media/USER/sf_Shared. It requires root access to access. I also installed the guest additions stuff. I tried using this command that I found:
sudo adduser [username] vboxsf
but, it said that USER was already in the group vboxsf.

I also tried these:
sudo usermod -a -G vboxsf USER
sudo ln -s /media/USER/sf_Shared /home/USER/Shared
What I got was a broken link on the second command, and still no access to sf_Shared.

Any ideas on how to fix this?


Last edited by techdude; 11-01-2015 at 04:55 PM.
Old 11-01-2015, 08:00 PM   #2
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I found the issue. None of the tutorials that I found said that the VM had to be restarted. When I turned it back on, I had access to the folder. Problem solved!


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