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I have a VirtualBox running inside a Debian Squeezy 64 bit machine. For some reason, none of my virtual machines can use the USB ports of the host machine. This error is popping up:

Cant load Host USB Proxy service (VERR_FILE_NOT FOUND). 
The service may not be installed on host machine.

Result code: NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x0004005)
Component: Host
Interface: IHost {--a big number here--}
Receptor: IMachine {--another big number here--}

It would be useful for me to use some USB devices inside my VMs (a USB drive and a printer, for example).

Any help?

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You need to install Virtual Box Guest Additions:

$ sudo apt-get install virtualbox-guest-additions

For a howto, see here.

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Guest additions on the HOST machine? (guest additions are installed on every VM) –  Barranka Aug 22 '12 at 17:04
@Barranka, I added a link to a howto. You need to install the guest additions package on the host, then install it through VirtualBox, then activate USB controller in the Virtual Machine's settings. –  terdon Aug 22 '12 at 17:24

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