VirtualBox in Ubuntu Linux, no USB sticks detected

No USB devices in VirtualBox in Ubuntu Linux?

Problem

In VirtualBox in Ubuntu, USB devices are not displayed and thus cannot be included in the virtual machine.

Solution

In order to use the USB devices, the current user must be added to the “vboxusers” group:

sudo adduser $USER vboxusers

After a reboot, the USB devices should then be usable.

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