Recently I installed one Windows 8 VHD (Virtual Hard Disk)
on my Laptop via virtual box. But after installation I cannot open my flash memory drive
on the newly installed Virtual machine. USB drive is very useful for VirtualBox file transfer
. I Googled this problem, after too many surf I got the simplest solution to mount USB device on VirtualBox
. So let’s see how to access removable USB storage media (flash drives) over Virtual Machine.
This article is the answer for ‘My VirtualBox USB not working, what to do’? How to use USB devices in VirtualBox
When I click USB enable, I was getting a message saying “USB currently enabled however it requires Oracle VM VirtualBox extension pack”. This extension pack is available in the Oracle official site.
Step by Step Procedure to Mount USB Drive on Oracle VM VirtualBox
Here is the steps to access removable drive in Virtual PC.
Go to Oracle Official website and download the Oracle VM VirtualBox USB extension pack set up.
Click Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack
Now download the Extension Pack
Install this setup on your Host computer (Not in Virtual Machine computer)
Open Oracle VM VirtualBox
And select Settings, and then look for USB. Put check mark on Enable USB Controller and Enable USB 2.0 (EHCI) Controller
Now Start Virtual Machine,
then go to Devices >> USB Devices. Your flash drive will be listed here, click on the appropriate drive.
(Here I selected my ImationFlashDriv). That’s all now the Virtual PC automatically detects your pen drive and it shows in the Computer.