I'm running VirtualBox 4.1.18 on Ubuntu 12.10 host and running a Win XP SP3 guest I cannot rename or delete files once created.
Win guest complain with the error :
E:\ is not accessible
Just the host can.
First of all, I wanna say clearly that I followed instructions :
- Guest Addiction installed (3 times) in xp guest
- ubuntu user added to vboxusers group
- Specified the folder to share in VM settings both before and after running the xp guest
- I tried also running Virtualbox as root, same error.
Furthermore, instead of sharing an NTFS partition, I even tried using a normal folder in ubuntu filesystem, owned by ubuntu user.
The sharing always works, but the modify / deletions of files don't.
I read several forums on the web and a lot of people are reporting this as a bug for YEARS...is this possible ??
After new versions and releases still this is not working ?
Anybody had ever found a workaround for this ?
One other piece of information - if I double-click on the file to execute the default action (e.g., double-click on .txt opens file in notepad, double-click on .RDP runs RDP file), it works fine. It's only if I try to edit such files that I get the behavior.
Two things that are odd about this setup (to me):
1) if I browse directly from start/run to \vboxsrv\sharename, it opens \VBOXSVR\sharename (note the change in name - srv vs. SVR below):
2) when I open it in this manner (as opposed to browsing to the assigned drive letter (e.g., double-clicking on the E: drive (in my case) under My Computer), as shown in image above, I can edit the files!
To reproduce on XP Guest:
Browse to a file on the shared folder (e.g., test.txt) - you must browse to the drive letter assigned to the share.
right-click and select Edit from the context menu.