03-02-2018 01:17 PM
I've been using SAS for about 6 months without any issues. Today I tried to launch SAS and was asked to update the virtualbox software and now SAS can't find shared folders. I've tried everything includeing doing a full install from scratch but still keep getting this message:
|A shared folder named "myfolders" was not found on the virtual machine. See the FAQ for details.|
Things I have tried:
- Doing a full install with updated VirtualBox and SAS
- Using different browsers
- Changing the location of the shared folders from a network drive to the C drive.
I'm assuming I can still run SAS it just won't save any of my work.... All help is appreciated (b/c of course I'm on a dealine!)
03-02-2018 01:24 PM
Restart your VM.
Check the shared folder setting in the VM - post a snapshot and when setting it up make sure to check the box that says its connected automatically everytime you restart.
Navigate to the Servers Files Folders Pane
Find the myfolders folder
Right click it, select Properties
Copy the path
libname test '/folders/myfolders/';
If it doesn't work post the log and the screenshots of your VM setting and properties in SAS UE.
03-02-2018 01:32 PM
I had the same problem this AM. Tried the remap of the drive and everything else I could think of.
I rolled my VirtualBox install back to 5.2.6 and the problem went away.
Not sure why, but the VirtualBox upgrade to 5.2.8 created the problem with the shared drive for me.
03-02-2018 01:37 PM
Path for myfolders in Server Files Pane
It works but the Folder Shortcuts do not find my existing SAS files and input data that were in myfolders
03-02-2018 01:41 PM
03-02-2018 01:54 PM
Is the folder/path the same one you used before?
If not, either set it there or move the files into the new myfolders location.
For my shared folders? Yes.
But I moved it to my c drive from my i: incase the network drive was the issue. Didnt' work then either.
>>If not, either set it there or move the files into the new myfolders location.
not sure I understand...?
03-02-2018 01:57 PM
Went back to VirtualBox 5.2.4
still get the message about not being able to find folders, but if I go ahead and launch SAS, I do see my files in the shared location.
Am going to go ahead and work with this now and will try and figure out whey 5.2.8 is not working for me after I meet my deadline.
Are you on 5.2.8 and not having issues?
03-02-2018 02:00 PM
03-02-2018 02:03 PM
suggest you shutdown your virtual guest on 5.2.4 and then make sure to go to the Setting --> Shared Folders and verify the mapping....
Then startup your guest again and open a new SAS Studio session?
Hope this helps.
03-02-2018 02:26 PM
Hi, @piyushas and @mcg and @Reeza. I can verify that there's a problem with VirtualBox 5.2.8 and Shared Folders. Reverting back to 5.2.4 does appear to fix the issue. Hoping that Oracle will rush out a fix for this soon!
Here's the page for downloading version 5.2.4: