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unable to see folder files in volume mounted from windows host #18419

calebx opened this Issue Dec 4, 2015 · 2 comments


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calebx commented Dec 4, 2015

uname -a
MINGW64_NT-10.0 DESKTOP-GCN3BNN 2.1.0(0.288/5/3) 2015-06-28 18:57 x86_64 Msys

docker --version
Docker version 1.9.1, build a34a1d5

docker info

Images: 37
Server Version: 1.9.1
Storage Driver: aufs
 Root Dir: /mnt/sda1/var/lib/docker/aufs
 Backing Filesystem: extfs
 Dirs: 37
 Dirperm1 Supported: true
Execution Driver: native-0.2
Logging Driver: json-file
Kernel Version: 4.1.13-boot2docker
Operating System: Boot2Docker 1.9.1 (TCL 6.4.1); master : cef800b - Fri Nov 20 19:33:59 UTC 2015
CPUs: 1
Total Memory: 996.2 MiB
Name: default
Debug mode (server): true
 File Descriptors: 12
 Goroutines: 20
 System Time: 2015-12-04T02:39:00.592315776Z
 EventsListeners: 0
 Init SHA1:
 Init Path: /usr/local/bin/docker
 Docker Root Dir: /mnt/sda1/var/lib/docker

and my pc os is windows 10, D: driver is NTFS

Steps to Reproduce:

in powershell run by as admin
PS D:\code> docker run --privileged -it --rm --name db --volume-driver=flocker -v /d/code:/code ubuntu:14.04 /bin/bash
`cd code & ls``

i have many files in this folder in host, while in docker container's bash ls command result.
only got the folder name, while nothing in it.

i have tried:
without --privileged
without --volume-driver=flocker
change host folder to //d/code, //d, or some external hard disk.

some file or folder are able to read, some are not.


i need to load all files like bash in windows does.


need i install some additional driver? or plugins?


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cpuguy83 commented Dec 4, 2015

This is because your /d is not going to be mounted by boot2docker, which is running in a VM.
You are seeing the contents of /d/code on the VM, which is probably nothing unless you manually added stuff there.


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thaJeztah commented Dec 4, 2015

Yes, this is because, by default, boot2docker only shares the "users" directory with Windows. You can find more information about that, and instructions on how to add additional directories, here:

Alternatively, make sure the code directory is in a subdirectory of C:\Users, and it should work out of the box

I'm going to close this issue, because it's not a bug, but feel free to comment here after I've closed.

Thanks for reporting!

@thaJeztah thaJeztah closed this Dec 4, 2015

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