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Calls to ISharedFolders Return a UUID String instead of Expected Enumeration of Shared Folders after Upgrade to VirtualBox 6.0 (Doc ID 2526956.1)

Last updated on JUNE 14, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle VM VirtualBox - Version 6.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Developers of projects built with VirtualBox SDK report they are unable to iterate through shared folders using the IMachine::getSharedFolders method within VirtualBox 6.0+ deployments.  Instead of the expected list of folders, calls to this method repeatedly return the same string.

This functionality worked as expected within 5.2 release.


The VirtualBox environment was recently upgraded from 5.2 to 6.0+ release.


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