VirtualBox

Ticket #8017 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

Unwanted Shared Folder Structure expansion

Reported by: marcox Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: shared folders
Version: VirtualBox 4.0.0 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Windows

Description

This is certainly a minor issue but, as I noticed it since the very first VBox release I used a few years ago, I think it is worth noting.

When I have to choose a folder on the host system (XP) to make it act as a shared folder for a VM, the folder structure in the dialog always automatically expands to some folder which I never selected (Windows\System32, Programs\VirtualBox ...).

As the folder I want to share is (obviously) elsewhere, I always have to manually compress the structure ("-" button) and then expand the proper drive and tree branch to find the folder I want. This has to be done every time, even though the folder I want to choose is always the same.

I think the dialog should open showing the top system resources or, maybe better, the latest folder selected for sharing.

I know there are many other more important things but I hope to see this one, little and probably easy to fix but actually annoying, dealt with in a near future. I think many users (such as myself) noticed but never reported because of it being a very tiny thing that surely would be fixed soon...

So, is this actually a bug (or an oversight)? Is it easily fixable? Is it going to be fixed?

Thanks

Change History

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by marcox

No one looked at this ticket? Did I make a... mistake in honestly classifying it as "minor"?

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by frank

Note that support is done on a best-effort basis.

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by marcox

I've no doubt about that. As I said elsewhere, I do not pretend all posts to be followed by immediate care and fulfillment; that would be quite senseless, to say the least.
However, I think that a few feedback words in a fortnight, even just to say "we know, we're planning a fix" or "you are wrong", could be affordable.

So, what about that folder expansion thing? Do you think it is worth a fix or not?

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by frank

Yes, this is fixable. Next time please keep your description shorter.

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by marcox

Just trying to be as clear as possibile

comment:6 Changed 3 years ago by frank

The next maintenance release will start the file dialog in the users home directory. I think this is a good compromise.

comment:7 Changed 3 years ago by frank

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

comment:8 Changed 3 years ago by marcox

Thanks

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