Ubuntu – How to share Ubuntu 16.04 virtualbox guest folders


I updated (fresh install) to 16.04 on my Ubuntu Virtual Machine, I am unable to get permission to access my share folder:

  • share folder set to automount in virtualbox.

  • account is a member of "vboxsf".

This was not an issue under 14.04, the only way I have found to access the folder from within the guest is to gksudo nautilus then I can do whatever.

Anyone have any suggestions on how to fix this? Thanks!

Update: If I run ls -l on the folder, this is what I get:

drwxrwx--- 1 root vboxsf 12288 Jun 30 21:37 sf_tnyfgr3 
drwxr-x---+ 2 root root 4096 Jun 30 16:45 tnyfgr3

Best Answer

Not sure if this answers your question but the following works for me;

sudo add myUsername vboxsf

Then restart and you should have full access

cd /media/sf_mySharedFolder/
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