Ticket #3484 (new defect)
Opened 6 years ago
Using shared folders, if the underlying shared resource becomes unavailable, you cannot remove it from its previously assigned VBOXSVR mapping.
|Reported by:||cboyd||Owned by:|
Share a resource permanently, read-only, say E:\mp3 -> mp3. This will show up in the guest OS as \VBOXSVR\mp3. Then change the drive letter or make the resource generally unavailable (e.g. no E: drive). Then try to go in to shared folders and remove it - this will appear to work successfully. But if you go into the guest OS and browse, \VBOXSVR\mp3 will still be there! Nothing you do within Vbox will make that change - rebooting, logging out as different user, etc.
I've attached virtual machine config files as well.
- Shut down the guest OS
- Go to MachineDisks and find the guest OS's .xml file.
- Find section SharedFolders/SharedFolder which corresponds to share you're trying to remove.
- Change or remove the entry to be correct.
- Restart guest OS virtual machine.
- Vbox appears to just remove the entry you modified in the .xml file regardless of whether you set it to a valid value or not.
- Re-add the changed resource path (if you want to change it).