Let me just paint the picture so you can all understand.
My host OS is Windows 10. I have VirtualBox installed on my Windows OS, and in VirtualBox I have a Kali distro running. This VM and its files are located on my external HDD.
There is a partition on my external HDD which I want to access through my Kali Linux VM.
Adding the external HDD to the virtual machine as a USB device isn't possible, since it would completely disconnect from my host Windows OS and then of course VirtualBox wouldn't be able to access this machine anymore.
Sharing a folder isn't possible since I cannot actually locate this partition from within my Windows host OS.
Is there any work-around possible to access this partition while I'm in Kali Linux, that doesn't involve copying the VM folder to another HDD?
External HDD partition layout is like this:
--- D:/ (Here resides a backup of my Windows host OS) --- E:/ (Partition where I keep the VirtualBox hard disk file of Kali Linux) ---- HIDDEN ---- (This is the hidden encrypted partition formatted EXT3) --- F:/ (Partition with games)