How can you access files in folders that are links, on a shared folder in VirtualBox?
For instance, I've got a folder named
on my host computer, which is shared as
/media/sf_misc in my (Linux) VB guest OS. Now I can read the files in
/media/sf_misc/ just fine, but I've also got a link in there,
docs, that points to
And the problem is, when I try to access
/media/sf_misc/docs I get an error saying
This link cannot be used, because its target "/home/mrlister/Documents" doesn't exist.
Now under other circumstances, I'd conclude that it's simply impossible for programs in the VB to gain access to linked material that I haven't shared explicitly in the settings.
However, I have another virtual computer, which is running Windowx XP, and that one can access said link in the same shared folder just fine! That is, it can look at
file://///VBOXSVR/misc/docs and not try to follow the link, it just treats
docs as an ordinary directory.
So, what do I have to do in order to achieve the same functionality on a virtual Linux machine? I'm not sure what to try.