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Virtual box not seeing USB drive

Postby MurphCID » Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:44 pm

I have gotten 18.2 up and running in Virtualbox on my Ryzen system, and I have been attempting to copy files such as desktops to the linux box, but the USB is not recognized. Any suggestions?

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Re: Virtual box not seeing USB drive

Postby kyphi » Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:30 pm

You will have to install the corresponding Extension Pack for the version of VirtualBox you have installed and also check in Users and Groups that your name and admin status is ticked.
After that USB devices will show in VirtualBox.
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Re: Virtual box not seeing USB drive

Postby pbear » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:48 am

Also, you have to enable the USB controller. Each machine has to be enabled in its own Settings menu, i.e., there's no global setting.

Maybe you've already done both those things, but they're the first items on the checklist, so making sure.
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