I have VirtualBox installed in Windows 8.1 and I am using it to launch and use CentOS 7 within VirtualBox. When I connect a USB drive to the computer, and right click over the icon circled in the image below, it lists the correct name of the USB drive that has been inserted. But Then I am not able to find the USB drive within the CentOS 7 file manager.
I read this other posting but using its methods caused the CentOS 7 terminal to reply
group vboxusers does not exist and
bash VBoxManage: command not found...
What do I need to do in order to connect to and manipulate the USB drive from within CentOS 7 running within VirtualBox installed in Windows 8.1?
I re-installed the VirtualBox Extension Pack and rebooted the PC. Now, when I insert the USB drive, VirtualBox is able to "claim" it, either by right clicking on the icon in the image shown above, or by clicking
Devices > USB Devices > Device Name. Either of these two methods now causes a check mark to be added next to Device Name in VirtualBox, while also causing a system sound, and also causing Windows Explorer to stop seeing the usb drive, so that the USB drive disappears from Windows Explorer and is marked in VirtualBox as selected.
But the problem is that the CentOS 7 installation inside VirtualBox cannot seem to see the USB drive. The USB device itself is an Apricorn SATA Wire 3.0 connector to the hard drive from a dead PC that had CentOS 7 and Windows 7 installed in a dual boot fashion. I want to access the data from the CentOS partition of the old hard drive using the CentOS 7 running inside VirtualBox on the new PC. Now that VirtualBox can see the USB device, how can I get CentOS 7 to see and manipulate the USB device?