How to enable file sharing for your user virtual machine?
X2GO also provides file sharing support between your own PC and the User VM. On the 'Shared folders' tab, add the
local folder(s) you want to become available in your User VM.
Typically, you will want the folder to become available when the X2GO session is started. In that case, select the
The local folder will be mounted using Fuse. The hard part is to locate the folder on the User VM on which
the local folder is mounted. The easiest way to find out is to run the following command on the User VM:
[daemsd@daemsdvm ~]$ mount | grep x2go firstname.lastname@example.org:/home/dirkd/Documents on /tmp/.x2go-daemsd/media/disk/_home_dirkd_Documents type fuse.sshfs
This shows that the folder is mounted on /tmp/.x2go-daemsd/media/disk/_home_dirkd_Documents.
Note: the Windows X2GO client seems to generate the wrong type of SSH keys during installation (DSA iso RSA).
If you experience problems to get filesharing support on Windows working this could be the cause. You can fix this by copying the DSA keys under C:\Users\<username>\.x2go\etc and replacing 'dsa' by 'rsa' in the filename. If you still experience problems, you can try to uninstall X2GO, remove the .x2go folder in your home directory and install the latest X2GO version. During the installation make sure you enable the debug output option. X2GO can now be started in debug mode, providing detailed log messages which are useful for us to resolve your problem.