problem accessing USB port

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problem accessing USB port

Postby ulrich11 » 20. Aug 2019, 22:46

On Ubuntu 18.04 I installed
virtualbox-6.0_6.0.10-132072_Ubuntu_bionic_amd64.deb
and
Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-6.0.10-132072.vbox-extpack.
I also installed Windows 10 in the VM.

Wen I click Windows -> Settings -> USB, I see "Enable USB Controller", but in light grey, i.e. unclickable.

So how can I activate USB?
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Re: problem accessing USB port

Postby socratis » 21. Aug 2019, 08:36

ulrich11 wrote:I see "Enable USB Controller", but in light grey, i.e. unclickable.
That means that the VM is running, paused or in saved state. In order to change the hardware the VM needs to be completely shut down. You wouldn't change the hardware on your physical computer while the computer was running, would you?
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Re: problem accessing USB port

Postby ulrich11 » 21. Aug 2019, 18:52

You wouldn't change the hardware on your physical computer while the computer was running, would you?

Yes, you are right, stupid me.
I was now able to activate USB (tried USB 2.0 and 3.0) but with File Explorer ->This PC, I see the Local Disk (C:) and two CD-Drives (D: and E:), but no USB-stick.
So, how do I access the stick? (It is seen from UBUNTU, but not mounted.)

Help a poor Windows dummy!
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Re: problem accessing USB port

Postby socratis » 21. Aug 2019, 19:40

Please read the following thread: USB basics and troubleshooting, all of the posts.

If you still have a problem after reading through the whole thing, please follow the advice of the last post, #8: Asking for help and post the information requested.

If you don't need direct access to the USB, but just access to its files, consider the VirtualBox Shared Folders option instead...
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