Folder Sharing

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Folder Sharing

Postby tom.rogers » 10. Oct 2011, 21:48

I have an issue with folder sharing, I have installed the Guest additions and set up a folder on my host os (Mac OS X Lion) named 'OS Transfer', I have added this in the folder sharing options and currently have it mounted manually using command line (although originally had it mounted automatically and the problem was the same). When i get the folder mounted and then open it in windows explorer, the guest OS stalls for a second or two and then shuts down instantly. Not sure if shuts down is right really, just sort of instantly goes blank and then restarts itself. I have no idea what to do? Have tried reinstalling guest additions with no difference. My guest OS is Windows 7 Professional and Host OS, as i said above, is Mac OS X Lion.

Please help :)

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Re: Folder Sharing

Postby Perryg » 10. Oct 2011, 22:07

The share name can not contain a space.
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Re: Folder Sharing

Postby tom.rogers » 10. Oct 2011, 22:21

removed the space. removed the folder from the settings. re-added. remounted. problem still persists.
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Re: Folder Sharing

Postby Perryg » 10. Oct 2011, 22:40

Post the guests log file (as an attachment) after the next reboot issue.
You may need to post log 0 and log 1 so we can actually catch the event.
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Re: Folder Sharing

Postby tom.rogers » 10. Oct 2011, 23:35

the guest os is now failing to connect to the shared folder (displaying can not reconnect all network drives bubble in system tray on start up). the first time this happened i managed to remount the folder, but now can not even do that. log files are attached.
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Windows 7 log 1.log
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Windows 7 log 0.log
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Re: Folder Sharing

Postby Perryg » 10. Oct 2011, 23:58

You need to download and install the Extension Pack if you want to use USB.
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00:00:00.356 Installed Extension Packs:
00:00:00.356   None installed!


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00:00:37.717 AIOMgr: Host limits number of active IO requests to 16. Expect a performance impact.

viewtopic.php?f=8&p=159212

Unfortunately I do not see a reason for the shared folders yet. Please see below:
From the hosts terminal/command window type VBoxManage showvminfo <VM Name> --details and post here. Replace <VM Name> with the actual name of the VM. Use " " if the name has a space in it.

Note if the host is Windows you need to be in the directory that has VBoxManage.exe for the command to work.
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Re: Folder Sharing

Postby tom.rogers » 11. Oct 2011, 00:21

show info:
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Name:            Windows 7
Guest OS:        Windows 7
UUID:            b1fdfaff-402e-4418-be9e-dd775d2c0f89
Config file:     /Users/trogers230/VirtualBox VMs/Windows 7/Windows 7.vbox
Snapshot folder: /Users/trogers230/VirtualBox VMs/Windows 7/Snapshots
Log folder:      /Users/trogers230/VirtualBox VMs/Windows 7/Logs
Hardware UUID:   b1fdfaff-402e-4418-be9e-dd775d2c0f89
Memory size:     512MB
Page Fusion:     off
VRAM size:       18MB
CPU exec cap:    100%
HPET:            off
Chipset:         piix3
Firmware:        BIOS
Number of CPUs:  1
Synthetic Cpu:   off
CPUID overrides: None
Boot menu mode:  message and menu
Boot Device (1): HardDisk
Boot Device (2): Not Assigned
Boot Device (3): Not Assigned
Boot Device (4): Not Assigned
ACPI:            on
IOAPIC:          off
PAE:             off
Time offset:     0 ms
RTC:             local time
Hardw. virt.ext: on
Hardw. virt.ext exclusive: off
Nested Paging:   on
Large Pages:     on
VT-x VPID:       on
State:           running (since 2011-10-10T22:12:34.083000000)
Monitor count:   1
3D Acceleration: off
2D Video Acceleration: off
Teleporter Enabled: off
Teleporter Port: 0
Teleporter Address:
Teleporter Password:
Storage Controller Name (0):            IDE Controller
Storage Controller Type (0):            PIIX4
Storage Controller Instance Number (0): 0
Storage Controller Max Port Count (0):  2
Storage Controller Port Count (0):      2
Storage Controller Bootable (0):        on
Storage Controller Name (1):            SATA Controller
Storage Controller Type (1):            IntelAhci
Storage Controller Instance Number (1): 0
Storage Controller Max Port Count (1):  30
Storage Controller Port Count (1):      1
Storage Controller Bootable (1):        on
IDE Controller (1, 0): Empty
SATA Controller (0, 0): /Users/trogers230/VirtualBox VMs/Windows 7/Windows 7.vdi (UUID: 8ce2e52e-56ac-4b6a-876a-30ccd3064d86)
NIC 1:           MAC: 080027CF620A, Attachment: NAT, Cable connected: off, Trace: off (file: none), Type: 82540EM, Reported speed: 0 Mbps, Boot priority: 0, Promisc Policy: deny
NIC 1 Settings:  MTU: 0, Socket (send: 64, receive: 64), TCP Window (send:64, receive: 64)
NIC 2:           disabled
NIC 3:           disabled
NIC 4:           disabled
NIC 5:           disabled
NIC 6:           disabled
NIC 7:           disabled
NIC 8:           disabled
Pointing Device: USB Tablet
Keyboard Device: PS/2 Keyboard
UART 1:          disabled
UART 2:          disabled
Audio:           enabled (Driver: CoreAudio, Controller: HDA)
Clipboard Mode:  Bidirectional
Video mode:      1024x768x32
VRDE:            disabled
USB:             enabled

USB Device Filters:

<none>

Available remote USB devices:

<none>

Currently Attached USB Devices:

<none>

Shared folders:  <none>

VRDE Connection:    not active
Clients so far:     0

Guest:

Configured memory balloon size:      0 MB
OS type:                             Windows7
Additions run level:                 3
Additions version:                   4.1.4 r74291


Guest Facilities:

Facility "VirtualBox Base Driver": active/running (last update: 2011/10/10 21:24:37 UTC)
Facility "VirtualBox System Service": active/running (last update: 2011/10/10 21:25:06 UTC)
Facility "VirtualBox Desktop Integration": active/running (last update: 2011/10/10 21:26:03 UTC)
Facility "Seamless Mode": active/running (last update: 2011/10/10 21:26:03 UTC)
Facility "Graphics Mode": active/running (last update: 2011/10/10 21:26:03 UTC)


i'll get this extension pack, although i was not aware that i was using USB? why do you say that you see no reason for the folder sharing? is there another way to transfer files between the host and guest os'?
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Re: Folder Sharing

Postby tom.rogers » 11. Oct 2011, 00:29

checked the option from the thread you linked. just installing the extensions pack and seeing if this helps. will post when i know.
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Re: Folder Sharing

Postby Perryg » 11. Oct 2011, 00:31

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Shared folders:  <none>

That's what I mean. I see no shared folders. So if the guest is still rebooting it must be due to something else.
So is the guest still rebooting on you?
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Re: Folder Sharing

Postby tom.rogers » 11. Oct 2011, 00:35

worked out why i could no longer mount the shared folder. somehow it had removed itself from the settings, probably why you can see no sign of it? shall i post log files or the show info thing again? the host cache option and extension pack have not helped. the problem is still persisting.
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Re: Folder Sharing

Postby Perryg » 11. Oct 2011, 00:39

No you need to fix the rebooting issue first.
You say this did work before and for a while?
Can you start the Windows guest in safe mode (press F8 at boot), and see if it stays going for a while?
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Re: Folder Sharing

Postby tom.rogers » 11. Oct 2011, 01:03

the folder share has never worked properly and the reboot issue only happens when i try to open the shared folder. the shared folder issue is the reboot issue.
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Re: Folder Sharing

Postby Perryg » 11. Oct 2011, 01:10

So the guest is running fine now that there is no shared folder. Good.
Start the guest and once it is running click on devices at the top and then shared folder.
Select other to open a file browse window and drill down to the folder you want to use.
In the name type share or some single easy work and select permanent (do not select auto-mount)

This all assumes that you have the guest additions installed (in the guest)
See if the share shows under the network vboxsrv and let me know
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Re: Folder Sharing

Postby tom.rogers » 11. Oct 2011, 02:05

did all of that, it is not appearing in the network. i have nothing in the network. the only two things that are different now are the name and the permanent check box, what does this actually mean, should that stop virtual box from continually removing the share? should i try to mount the share in command line again? this usually seems to work, as i said, network is completely empty. windows just says that i am not connected to any networks in one of those yellow bar things at the top of the window.
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Re: Folder Sharing

Postby Perryg » 11. Oct 2011, 02:13

windows just says that i am not connected to any networks in one of those yellow bar things at the top of the window.

This somewhat confuses me. Could you post a screen shot of it?

You can mount this manually with
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net use x: \\vboxsvr\sharename -p

But I find it odd that you do not see it under the network. As you can see the \\vboxsrv stands for a network share, even though it is not truly on the network.
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