I have a problem with setting Shared Folders. Using VirtualBox 4.3.10, with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS as gust on Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit.
After first attempt I was not able to see shares I set using VirtualBox manager- Settings-Shared folders, as auto mount.
After removing shares using VirtualBox manager I restarted Ubuntu and I noticed folder names the same as removed shares. Folders are not accessible, showing following error: This location could not be displayed.
You do not have the permission necessary to view the contents of sf_ApolloG. It seems that it is bogus error since shares are removed.
After setting new share with different name and restarting VirtualBox I can see the share but I am still not able to access it with the same error (above).
Hello Elder Geek, Takkat and Petronilla Escarabajo.
Thank you very much for your responses.
I think I did not make my post clear enough.
I am using VirtualBox 4.3.10, with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS as guest, on Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit (as HOST).
I have all additions installed an I am able to create shared folders. The problem was that once I have created, I was not able to access share folders. The error message was:
you do not have the permission necessary to view the contents of. . .
So I removed shares.
Later I found a post mentioning that I need to be added to a vboxsf group (as Takkat mentioned), which I did.
Then I have added new shared folders folders and I am able to access them.
The problem is that I still have old (removed) shared folders listed but they are empty. In other words, they are ghost folders.
I did a little experiment and added set of folders as shared, rebooted and removed newly added folders from share.
After rebooting again, all folders I have added in this experiment are still listed as shared.
How do I remove ghosts?