After adding a shared folder in VirtualBox, I am able to access it like admin:///media/sf_MyFolder/, however, Ubuntu asks me to enter admin's password, even twice.

How to mount a VirtualBox's shared folder so that it can be accessed without authentication by a non-admin user?


I had the same problem, and found the solution here:

Note: Access to auto-mounted shared folders is only granted to the user group vboxsf, which is created by the VirtualBox Guest Additions installer. Hence guest users have to be member of that group to have read/write access or to have read-only access in case the folder is not mapped writable.

From the terminal, you can enter:

sudo adduser <username> vboxsf

Reboot and you should be good to go.

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