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renamed hard drive

Postby hambone » 30. Jan 2019, 21:57

I renamed the hard drive my virtual machines are on. After putting in new path to machines it still goes back to old location. What I'm I missing. Thanks
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Re: renamed hard drive

Postby BillG » 31. Jan 2019, 07:46

Since you didn't really tell us exactly what you did, we can hardly tell you what you missed.
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Re: renamed hard drive

Postby mpack » 31. Jan 2019, 11:29

BillG wrote:Since you didn't really tell us exactly what you did...

Or what OS it was done on. E.g. local hard drives are not typically renameable on Windows hosts, at least not in a sense that affects file paths.

If the OP means that he renamed the "VirtualBox VMs" or VM folder to something, say without a space, then that would make more sense - on Windows hosts. But we'd still need the details.
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Re: renamed hard drive

Postby hambone » 3. Feb 2019, 18:44

The UUID was used as the hard drive name by default. I changed it to New-1TB. Started VB and all installed VM had no idea where to find images. Had I put new location to where files were. All working good.
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Re: renamed hard drive

Postby mpack » 3. Feb 2019, 20:34

hambone wrote:The UUID was used as the hard drive name by default.

No, it was not.

VirtualBox uses the VM name as the default name of a hard drive file. The UUID name is only used for snapshots and other fragments of disks. If you renamed a fragment of a drive then you probably killed the VM, unless you can rename it back to exactly what it was.
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