VirtualBox

Ticket #2914 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

Shared folders not accessible by non-administrative users

Reported by: ondruska Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: shared folders
Version: VirtualBox 2.1.0 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Mac OS X

Description

I am running VirtualBox 2.1.0 on Mac OS X host (10.5.6) and from my guest which is Windows XP Professional SP3 I cannot access shared folders as regular user. Shared folders are displayed in Network neighborhood as "VBOXSVRSoftware on VirtualBox Shared Folders" with target \VBOXSVR\Software and clicking at this will present error in dialog box: "\VBOXSVR\Software is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. The network name cannot be found."

If I map directory (as described in documentation) net use * \vboxsvr\Book (my share name is Book), I still get error: "Z:\ refers to a location that is unavailable..."

I can access shared folder only as user with administrator privileges. There I have no problems at all.

The guest additions installed are 2.1.0r41146.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

Please reopen if this is still an issue with VBox 3.1.8 (make sure to update the guest additions as well).

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