can't see shared folders after W10 1709 update

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can't see shared folders after W10 1709 update

Postby maker675 » 7. Nov 2017, 14:02

After running the Windows 10 1709 update can no longer see my shared folders (on Mac OSX host).

Have been toggling all the network preferences I can find in Windows 10 - and rebooting - but so far no luck.

Which network preferences, exactly, need to be set in Windows for shared folders to show up? Or is it the firewall?
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Re: can't see shared folders after W10 1709 update

Postby mpack » 7. Nov 2017, 15:52

Reinstall the Guest Additions?
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Re: can't see shared folders after W10 1709 update

Postby maker675 » 7. Nov 2017, 16:08

I did that two more times and quit and relaunched Virtualbox Manager and now it works!

Thanks.

btw. this windows update was a nightmare - it has taken the whole morning to install with 3 tech support interventions from India (due to corrupted update installer).
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Re: can't see shared folders after W10 1709 update

Postby maker675 » 7. Nov 2017, 16:18

Yes, I can confirm after some more testing that it seems that changes relating to Shared Folders are not always taken into account when rebooting the Virtual Machine UNLESS the VirtualBox Manager (the Host application) is rebooted as well.

That might be a bug?
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Re: can't see shared folders after W10 1709 update

Postby Mark92630 » 30. Dec 2017, 09:05

I had the same problem, and was about to report it when I noticed that the Shared Folder was visible to my Linux guest. Reinstalling GA fixed the problem.
Host: macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 (17C88)
VM VirtualBox 5.2.4 r119785 (Qt5.6.3), with Extension Pack 5.2.4
Guest: Windows 7 Home Premium (32-bit) with Service Pack 1 applied (Build: 7601.23915), and with Guest Additions 5.2.4 installed
Guest: Windows 10 Home (32-bit), Version 1703, Build 15063.726, with Guest Additions 5.2.4r119785 installed
Guest: Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS with Guest Additions 5.2.4 installed
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