Shared Folder Not Appearing (Ubuntu 10 host, Win 7 Guest)

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Shared Folder Not Appearing (Ubuntu 10 host, Win 7 Guest)

Postby BrianMJC » 1. May 2011, 00:56

So I set up VirtualBox 4.0.6 on my Ubuntu 10.10 x64 host to run Windows 7 Pro x64, and it works pretty well with a few issues. One issue is that shared folders do not show up in my guest OS.

What I've Done So Far: I installed the Guest Additions to no avail. I setup "/home/brian" as my shared folder, with Auto-Mount set to "Yes" and Access set to "Full" in the Shared Folders popup (from clicking "Devices > Shared Folders..." in the guest window. In the Edit Share popup (from clicking the yellow Edit button in the Shared Folders popup), I can confirm that the folder path is /home/brian, the folder name is brian, and that Auto-Mount and Make Permanent are both checked on (Read Only is off). I noted in another somewhat similar post here that setting my ethernet adapter to bridged instead of NAT might help, but it hasn't. I read the user manual and can confirm that I followed all instructions correctly. The manual says i should be seeing the shared folder come up as a letter-assigned disk partition in My Computer, but it still does not appear.

Any ideas? Thanks guys.
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Re: Shared Folder Not Appearing (Ubuntu 10 host, Win 7 Guest)

Postby BrianMJC » 9. May 2011, 01:48

* bump *

Anybody? Still having this problem, don't know what to do, thanks.
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Re: Shared Folder Not Appearing (Ubuntu 10 host, Win 7 Guest)

Postby BrianMJC » 11. May 2011, 00:22

I linked to this topic from a new topic on the Windows Guest forum: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=41452


NOTE: I know there is a "one issue, one thread" rule. But a) nobody here seems to have any answers after over a week, b) maybe it's a Windows problem rather than a Linux one, and c) I cross-linked both topics rather than reposted a separate topic, so that all responses to both topics are easy to spot. Hope this is acceptable, thanks.
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Re: Shared Folder Not Appearing (Ubuntu 10 host, Win 7 Guest)

Postby Perryg » 11. May 2011, 01:02

Strange. I don't have an issue with Ubuntu 10.10 host and Win 7 guest accessing shared folders. (see screen shot)
Share is set to my ubuntu home and auto-mount. You can try to take the auto-mount off and see if the share will show up in the network like it has always done (see users manual). Make sure that you have the latest version of VirtualBox.

Question: Did you get your VirtualBox from VirtualBox.org or from the Ubuntu repo.?

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Re: Shared Folder Not Appearing (Ubuntu 10 host, Win 7 Guest)

Postby BrianMJC » 11. May 2011, 02:52

Hi Perryg,

Thanks for the response. I got VirtualBox 4.0.6 from virtualbox.org, not the repo. Originally I had the repo version, but I did uninstall it, and installed the vbox.org version to get USB devices working. In Computer on my machine, all I see is Local Disk (C:). Knocking off Auto-mount does nothing that I can see, I still just see Local Disk (C:) in my Computer.
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Re: Shared Folder Not Appearing (Ubuntu 10 host, Win 7 Guest)

Postby Phil Doomen » 11. May 2011, 05:43

My shared folder on Windows7 guest doesn't show as a mapped drive, it shows under Network as VBOXSVR share. Works fine from there for me.
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Re: Shared Folder Not Appearing (Ubuntu 10 host, Win 7 Guest)

Postby BrianMJC » 11. May 2011, 16:59

Thanks Phil, but it doesn't appear there for me either, either with manual or auto-mount set.
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Re: Shared Folder Not Appearing (Ubuntu 10 host, Win 7 Guest)

Postby Perryg » 11. May 2011, 17:07

I have nothing for you. This works for almost everyone and I can not reproduce your issue.

The only pre-requisite is the guest additions be installed (in the guest). Make sure that they are working properly and if you can not resolve this the only thing I can think of it to post a ticket to bugtracker
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Re: Shared Folder Not Appearing (Ubuntu 10 host, Win 7 Guest)

Postby BrianMJC » 11. May 2011, 20:01

Thanks Perryg, I'll do that. The guest additions were in fact installed in the guest.

It's not necessary to keep the virtual guest additions disk "in" the CD/DVD drive, correct?
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Re: Shared Folder Not Appearing (Ubuntu 10 host, Win 7 Guest)

Postby Phil Doomen » 11. May 2011, 23:12

Correct about the guest additions. You should be able to deselect this as a mounted drive. I use 10.10 and Win7 but the 32 bit versions. I added my home drive (home/philip) to my shared folders just now in my Win7 guest and didn't select any of the options for auto-mount and permanent. Sadly for you it worked perfectly, so I too am out of ideas.

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Re: Shared Folder Not Appearing (Ubuntu 10 host, Win 7 Guest)

Postby BrianMJC » 12. May 2011, 03:20

Thanks Phil. Strange stuff.

For kicks and giggles, I'm creating a second virtual machine, this time with an old Win XP Pro 32 bit CD. I'll report back whether or not shared folders works with that vm.
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Re: Shared Folder Not Appearing (Ubuntu 10 host, Win 7 Guest)

Postby BrianMJC » 12. May 2011, 05:05

The shared folder works perfectly in my WinXP Pro SP3 32 bit vm. I did the same exact procedure for my Win7 machine, same settings (except obviously using a WinXP CD and install), yet it still doesn't work. Something's wrong here... hopefully this bug, or whatever's going on here, will be resolved as I still need Win7 working with that shared folder.

Thanks again guys, your efforts have been much appreciated.
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Re: Shared Folder Not Appearing (Ubuntu 10 host, Win 7 Guest)

Postby oddiofile » 28. Jul 2011, 22:25

Same identical problem. Can't see shared folders from Windows7.
Was using Virtualbox 3.0.
Upgrading to 4.0 and now I can see the shared drives. Works great.
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