Using Virtualbox Version 5.1.26 r117224 on Host Windows 7 and Guest Ubuntu 16.04 I'm stuck trying to share host folder. I already installed Virtualbox guest additions and performed a restart.

For example I want to share the directory Downloads.

My fstab:

Downloads                 /mnt/host/sf_Downloads vboxsf  uid=1000,gid=1000 0 0

ls -la gives,

dr-xr-xr-x  1 bob bob    8192 sept. 11 10:01 Downloads

id gives,

uid=1000(bob) gid=1000(bob) groups=1000(bob),4(adm),24(cdrom),27(sudo),30(dip),46(plugdev),113(lpadmin),128(sambashare),999(vboxsf)

How can I change the permission of the folder to drwxrwxr-x?

  • Please which is the host here, windows or ubuntu, I suspect Ubuntu is guest in any case do you have the Virtualbox guest additions installed and did you restart Ubuntu guest after adding the share folder? – George Udosen Sep 11 '17 at 10:16
  • Yes you are right. Host: windows 7 and Guest: Ubuntu 16.04. Yes I installed Virtualbox guest additions. Yes I restarted several time trying various things. Thanks – ucsky Sep 11 '17 at 10:53

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