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Hey guys, huge thanks to everyone on this forum who has been helping me. I've been working towards my goal of erasing windows from my baremetal, and only using Linux. But my job requires some windows software so I've been doing only those few pieces in an Oracle Virtual Machine with the extension pack installed. While I got copy paste and share folders, I'm stuck on the USB connectivity for the Windows VM. Some devices just don't show up, others get an error like this:

Failed to attach the USB device [name of USB drive] to the virtual machine WindowsName.
Failed to create a proxy device for the USB Device (Error: VERR_PDM_NO_USB_PORTS).
Result code: NS_ERROR_FAILURE (08000450)
Component: Consule Wrap
Interace: IConsule (many #s here)
 


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are you using virtualbox ? and are you on a normal hardware or Mac

Open VirtualBox and ensure Windows VM isn’t running
Click the “Settings” option
Select “Ports” (3rd option in the top-right icon menu)
It will appear by default as “Serial”- click the “USB” option
 

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Looking at the error you posted
"Failed to create a proxy device for the USB Device (Error: VERR_PDM_NO_USB_PORTS)."
This exception happens when you are trying to attach directly a USB device to your VirtualBox when it's already being used by the host OS.
Basically USB devices can either be used on your host OS or guest OS, however it can't be shared between the Host and the VM. Whatever captures the USB device first, will block now the communication for the other system.
1) before starting VirtualBox plug in USB
2) Open VirtualBox but DO NOT start the VM go to the Settings then USB
3) Select from the options the USB 3.0 (or available) controller and select under the USB Device Filters the Add New USB device (USB with plus icon) and select from the drop down the USB device that you want to use in the Virtual Machine

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Once you select the desired USB device, you should be able to access it within your virtual machine. Now start your VM it should show up - Your USB device cannot be used by both the host and the VM it's one or the other
 
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Looking at the error you posted
"Failed to create a proxy device for the USB Device (Error: VERR_PDM_NO_USB_PORTS)."
This exception happens when you are trying to attach directly a USB device to your VirtualBox when it's already being used by the host OS.
Basically USB devices can either be used on your host OS or guest OS, however it can't be shared between the Host and the VM. Whatever captures the USB device first, will block now the communication for the other system.
1) before starting VirtualBox plug in USB
2) Open VirtualBox but DO NOT start the VM go to the Settings then USB
3) Select from the options the USB 3.0 (or available) controller and select under the USB Device Filters the Add New USB device (USB with plus icon) and select from the drop down the USB device that you want to use in the Virtual Machine

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Once you select the desired USB device, you should be able to access it within your virtual machine. Now start your VM it should show up - Your USB device cannot be used by both the host and the VM it's one or the other
This worked!!!! You are a genius. I love you man. Thank-you so much
 
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