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How To Fix The Shared Folder Permission Issue In VirtualBox With Debian Guest


After installing Guest Addons in Debian, and setting up a shared folder in VirtualBox the shared folder doesn't work. It gives a permission issue. This is because your user is not a member of the vboxsf group which is required to access the shared folders. To solve this just add your user to that group.

Steps:
1. Login as root, and open the terminal emulator.
2. Type: "/usr/sbin/usermod -aG vboxsf user1". Replace "user1" with your username.
3. Reboot the virtual machine.

Notes:
- Tested with VirtualBox 6.0, and Debian 10 AMD64 using XFCE desktop environment.
- You must type the entire path for the usermod command, or you will get a "not found" error.

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