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I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 as the guest in virtual box with windows 8.1 as host.

Whenever I try to save a text file I have been editing I get this error message on my first try at saving the file.

"Could not save file /thedirectory/thefilename
Unexpected error: Error renaming temporary file: Text file busy."

Is this a Virtualbox problem or an Ubuntu problem? How can I get it to save correctly first time?

NOTE : this happens in the shared folder - not in the rest of Ubuntu hence it might be a virtual box problem.

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try the following

//shareIP/sharedFolder mountpoint smbfs rw,umask=777,uid=linuxUID,username='windowsUsername',password='windowsPassword',auto 0 0

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