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I have installed Windows XP in VirtualBox and basic operating system is Ubuntu. In Windows XP, when I put any pendrive, it doesn't read that. How can I fix this problem so that the pendrive can also be read in Windows XP? Any command?

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Enable the USB controller in the virtual machine properties.

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+1 Common oversight – Dave M May 14 '10 at 14:39

A virtual machine is just that, a virtual machine. It doesn't see your USB ports, it sees virtual USB ports. If your host allows it, you can enable USB passthrough to expose the USB pen drive to the virtual machine.

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thank you for suggestion but you didn't tell me how to enable virual usb ports – Omkant May 20 '10 at 9:15
The virtual USB ports are probably enabled, just not mapped to any real ports. The following article says USB redirection is not available in the free Virtualbox release.… – May 20 '10 at 10:54

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