Opened 16 years ago

Closed 16 years ago

#1876 closed defect (fixed)

Shared folder not accessable in XP SP2 with v1.6.2 => fixed in 1.6.6

Reported by: acer_208 Owned by:
Component: shared folders Version: VirtualBox 1.6.2
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: Windows Host type: Linux


Hello, I cannot access the shared folders through the cmd line or explorer in xp sp2 home edition using virtualbox_1.6.2-31466_Ubuntu_hardy_i386. I did not have this problem in virtualbox_1.6.0-30421_Ubuntu_hardy_i386 Thanks

Change History (10)

comment:1 by Michele, 16 years ago

Same error here. I'm using Windows XP SP2 on VirtualBox 1.6.2, and I can't access shared folders. I was able to access shared folders with version 1.5.4 using navigation bar into explorer file system browser. I've tried several ways with version 1.6.2 withot success. Please fix the bug, shared folders are an important feature!

Thanks in advance.

comment:2 by Michele, 16 years ago

False positive! Solved here. I've installed twice Guest Additions, that's it.

First time emulated hardware works fine but I wasn't able to access shared folders. Installing again Guest Additions, shared folders become accessible. I don't know why that, I hope it can be useful for someone.

comment:3 by Dude for Linux, 16 years ago

Today I confirmed that this is still an issue in version 1.6.4. I upgraded my Ubuntu Hardy 8.04 host to VB 1.6.4. On an existing WinXP Pro virtual client, I upgraded guest additions to 1.6.4. When I was unable to get shared folders to work, I created a new virtual machine and installed fresh copies of Windows XP and GA 1.6.4. Everything worked except for shared folders. I tried a number of suggestions, including re-installing guest additions, but nothing helped until I followed a suggestion on another thread. I removed GA 1.6.4 and replaced it with GA 1.6.0. Shared folders and all other features seem to be working okay. I then downgraded to GA 1.6.0 on the WinXP Pro virtual client and it also works.

comment:4 by Jerry, 16 years ago

I've got VirtualBox v1.6.2 installed. To get my shared folder accessable in WinXP. I installed VBoxGuestAdditions_1.5.6.

comment:5 by Michele, 16 years ago

I've installed vb 1.6.4, and ga 1.6.4. All works fine.

comment:6 by Aziz K., 16 years ago

I'm unable to access shared folders as well. My setup: VB: 1.6.4-33808_Ubuntu_hardy; GA: 1.6.4r33808

I can only see the VirtualBox network folder and it is empty.

Here are some relevant entries from the log file:

00:00:12.871 Shared Folders service loaded.
00:00:12.965 Changing the VM state from 'CREATING' to 'CREATED'.
00:00:12.965 SharedFolders host service: adding host mapping.
00:00:12.965     Host path /home/aziz/dil, map name dil, writable 0
00:00:12.965 SharedFolders host service: add mapping result VINF_SUCCESS
00:00:12.965 Changing the VM state from 'CREATED' to 'LOADING'.

in reply to:  6 comment:7 by Aziz K., 16 years ago

Forgot to mention: Host = Ubuntu 8.04, Guest = Windows XP SP2 (from physical partition)

comment:8 by pentagonik, 16 years ago

In a few days a new version of VirtualBox will be available. Please try again with the new Guest Additions then.

comment:9 by Aziz K., 16 years ago

Shared folders are working for me now using VB and GA 1.6.6. Thanks!

comment:10 by Michael Thayer, 16 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed
Summary: Shared folder not accessable in XP SP2 with v1.6.2Shared folder not accessable in XP SP2 with v1.6.2 => fixed in 1.6.6

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