Ticket #5701 (closed defect: duplicate)

Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

Symbolic link on shared folder not visible as directory

Reported by: gewe Owned by:
Priority: major Component: shared folders
Version: VirtualBox 3.1.0 Keywords: symbolic link
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other


In my shared folder on the host I created some symbolic links to other directories. In the guest, when browsing the shared folder, these symbolic links were visible and usable as directories. After upgrading to VirtualBox 3.1 the symbolic links are now visible as 1kB files. They can not be opened as a file, and can not be used as a directory.

Host: Ubuntu 9.04, kernel 2.6.28-17-generic, with VirtualBox 3.1.0r55467 Guest 1: Windows XP Pro SP2, with Guest Additions 3.1.0.r55467 Guest 2: Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition SP2, with Guest Additions 3.0.8r53138

Both guests have the same problem. I removed VirtualBox 3.1, and reinstalled VirtualBox 3.0. Without changing anything in the guests, the symbolic links were usable again as directories.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by gewe

Oops. Looks like I submitted a duplicate. After asking a question about this problem in the forums (because googling did not come up with other reports of it), this  comment made me submit a new ticket. After that, I discovered ticket #5631. Sorry.

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by sunlover

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