Your forum is pretty interesting and useful, so I need to say in advance that my topic won’t be so interesting for most of you, sorry but I really need help!
I am a very beginner at the Virtual box and Qiime2 too (and 1 as well).
I followed a tutorial on youtube to install both of them, but on my virtual machine desktop, I can’t see any folder while in the tutorial two of them appeared automatically, right after the installation, called Shared_Folder and before_you_start.
Does anybody know why?
I need to say that from the device option seems that I created a shared_folder but I cannot see it on the desktop.
I don’t know if this could influence this issue, to create my virtual machine I’ve used as virtual hard disk file the following:
QIIME 2 Core - 2017.9 (1506979645)-disk001 Virtual Disk format
and now I’ve realized that there is another file in the Qiime unzipped folder that is: QIIME 2 Core - 2017.9 (1506979645) Open virtualization format
Does it fit in the topic?
Thanks to everybody for your attention and your help!
I know my topic may seem hilarious but I am a very very beginner!
I'm guessing you're watching the old QIIME 1 VirtualBox videos. I don't even know if those work for QIIME 1 anymore, they are way outdated. The QIIME 2 VirtualBox images (and install instructions) are totally separate from the QIIME 1 VirtualBox, so please disregard those videos and follow the QIIME 2 VirtualBox guide. I recommend starting over and following that guide -- please follow up here if you have any issues.
Note: I'm building the newest 2017.10 VirtualBox image right now, it may be available today. You may want to hold off on installing the QIIME 2 VirtualBox until the newest version is available. I'll follow up here when it's ready!