Ticket #10014 (new defect)

Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 20 months ago

Linux (64-bit) host, Windows 7 64-bit guest: can't execute files from shared folders

Reported by: qberkenbilt Owned by:
Priority: major Component: shared folders
Version: VirtualBox 4.1.6 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Linux


With a Linux (debian 64-bit) host and a Windows 7 64-bit guest, I've enabled shared folders. Most access works fine, and the performance is great. However, I am not able to execute programs (.exe, etc.) or do certain other operations such as opening pdf files by double-clicking on them. Instead, I have to copy the folders locally in order to operate on them.

I have seen other reports similar to this with Windows host and Linux or Solaris guest that can be resolved by specifying permissions at the time of mounting, but I don't see any options like this for attaching a Windows share. (My Linux experience is much deeper than my Windows experience.) I know that when sharing a volume on Windows, you can set things up this way, so perhaps this is intentional. My shared folder is set as "full" access.


VBox.log Download (60.8 KB) - added by qberkenbilt 7 years ago.

Change History

Changed 7 years ago by qberkenbilt

comment:1 Changed 20 months ago by NoNoNo

Workaround for this:
Stick with UNC filepath in windows guest,
Try execute from \\VBOXSVR\yoursharefolder , not from mapping letter X:\

Additional: I known windows 2000 guest not affected by this.

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