VirtualBox

Ticket #8038 (new defect)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 20 months ago

Symbolic links in shared folders

Reported by: dglsquaid Owned by:
Priority: major Component: shared folders
Version: VirtualBox 4.0.0 Keywords: symlinks
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Windows

Description (last modified by frank) (diff)

Hi all !

Virtualbox 4.0.0 windows host, linux guest.

If I made with windows a simlink from folder c:\Documents to d:\shared_folder\documents... under linux this symlink doesn't works... is not accessible ( red color 0 byte )... linux can't access to c:\Documents. In the past releases this kind of symlink worked.

For testing windows simlinks I used mklink from cmd line and a specific ( awesome ) program like Link Shell Extension ( http://schinagl.priv.at/nt/hardlinkshel ... ml#contact ) that allow making different kinds of links... but nothing working...

Change History

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by Technologov

Topic should be changed to "Windows Symbolic links in shared folders"

-Technologov

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by imcotton

The same problem with v4.1.2, and it's working fine in v3.2.12 or before.

This capability is very helpful, I hope it could be got fixed in the future, otherwise I'm gonna stuck along with v3.2.12.

comment:3 Changed 2 years ago by benb

This appears to have been fixed somewhere between 4.1.2 and 4.1.6.

comment:4 Changed 21 months ago by theshowmecanuck

This issue still exists in 4.1.18.

This really needs to be addressed. Not allowing Windows host symlinks and junctions to be used by the guest creates a nightmare for secure and reasonable administration of the system. If this is not a bug, it is a glaringly huge omission of a very important feature.

comment:5 Changed 20 months ago by cbsmith

Just wanted to bump this bug again. This is a big pain. Looking at layering another filesystem ON TOP in order to fix this.

comment:6 Changed 20 months ago by frank

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