Virtualbox How to: Gotchas involved in making a USB external hard disk device work on windows host

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  1. […] some messing about you can get the drive to register on the guest and then mount both the drive and the shared folder. […]

  2. hehe… it works finally… thanks…

  3. I have this issue but :
    The Host Windows Vista Ultimate.
    The VM Windows XP SP2

    In the host the usb hard drive works fine but the vm can´t see the usb drive. Help!

  4. Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. 🙂 Cheers! Sandra. R.

  5. This worked, thanks! Istill having another problem though. Even after I shut down the guest and unplug + replug the device, windows no longer detects it. I tried removing it from the list of usb filters in vbox but that makes no difference. Any suggestions?

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