Is your USB storage of your smartphone working fine with windows operating system? If your answer is not always, probably this post can help you. Not a straightforward method though, but one of the faster methods to copy files between devices.
All you have to do is, connect your Android device to your Virtual Machine, Turn on USB storage by enabling the button on your android device’s screen. Now, your SD card will be removed from the device and mounted to the Virtual Machine, Access the files and folder, copy or paste files to and from the device to the virtual machine and move it to the host network folder(windows workgroup folder).
The slideshow will guide you through the above steps:
Note that, it is recommended to connect to either Android device or the host network at a time.