How do you mount a Virtualbox shared folder? Group or permissions issue?

Nicholas Papadonis at
Tue Mar 24 16:12:59 UTC 2020

I updated to the latest and it works!

$ sudo mount -t vboxvfs -o uid=1001 Source /mnt/srcr

$ uname -a
FreeBSD fbsd 12.1-RELEASE FreeBSD 12.1-RELEASE r354233 GENERIC  amd64

The only issue is the mount points are not made permanent according to the Shared Folders dialog in VirtualBox.

I tried editing fstab, however the changes were lost.  Does anyone know where to place the mount options?


> On Mar 23, 2020, at 7:33 PM, Manish Jain <bourne.identity at> wrote:
> Another correction : the type should not be vboxvfs, rather vboxsf :
> sudo mount -t vboxsf -o uid=1000 Source /mnt/srcr
> On 24/03/2020 04:54, Manish Jain wrote:
>> On 24/03/2020 03:42, Nicholas Papadonis wrote:
>>> sudo mount -t vboxvfs Source /mnt/srcr
>> I think that command is wrong. Try:
>> sudo mount -t vboxvfs -o uid=1000 Source /mnt/srcr
>> (Presuming your non-root user is UID 1000)
>> Regards,
>> Manish Jain

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