Can't copy file from shared folder

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Can't copy file from shared folder

Postby cgwaters » 1. Aug 2011, 22:17

I have a 64-bit Windows 7 host and a 64-bit Windows 7 guest. On the guest I've set up a shared folder that points to the host's C:\Temp directory; Read-only not checked; Auto-mount checked; Make Permanent checked. The shared folder appears as the D: drive within the guest. On the guest, when I attempt to copy any file in any directory from the D: drive (i.e., the host's C:\Temp directory), I get the following error:

File Access Denied
You need permission to perform this action
You require permission from the computer's administrator to make changes to this file.
<Try Again> <Cancel>

So I can't copy files from the host to the guest. FWIW, I can open the host's files within the guest.

Does anyone have an idea as to how to resolve this error?
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Re: Can't copy file from shared folder

Postby cgwaters » 4. Aug 2011, 02:59

Does anyone have a suggestion as to how to resolve this? I copied the guest to another host and am experiencing the same problem there, too.

It appears that the simple act of copying the files from the host requires admin access; i.e., *more* access than just Read/Write access. Why would that be?
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Re: Can't copy file from shared folder

Postby adamjanzen » 8. Aug 2011, 15:06

I had the same thing happen. Appears only in Windows guests. Would suggest downgrading back to 4.0.10 where this issue does not happen. I have filed a bug - ticket 9398.
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Re: Can't copy file from shared folder

Postby cgwaters » 8. Aug 2011, 22:13

Thanks for the information. I thought I might be the only one having the problem!
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Re: Can't copy file from shared folder

Postby Zhlops » 14. Aug 2011, 13:21

Hello,

So there is some new info on this issue?

Best regards
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Re: Can't copy file from shared folder

Postby Sasquatch » 14. Aug 2011, 13:36

So it only happens when you have auto-mount enabled and try to copy it from the mapped drive? In that case, what happens if you use the UNC path instead, like \\vboxsrv\sfname? What if you disable auto-mount and map the drive manually to a drive letter and let that automatically reconnect?
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