how to move settings to other folder

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how to move settings to other folder

Postby manfredell » 2. Feb 2009, 17:31

I want to move the Virtualbox folder with the HardDisks and Machines subfolders to another folder than the default Library one.

When I do this VB does no longer find the settings of the VM (obviously). How is the easy way to import the moved VM??

In Vmware it's just a double click and the VM registers itself. Seems like a lot of more pain here.

Thx in advance
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Postby tkwm » 2. Feb 2009, 18:10

If you start VirtualBox, but not any VM, have a look under the menu-item VirtualBox.Properties.
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Postby manfredell » 2. Feb 2009, 18:14

tkwm wrote:If you start VirtualBox, but not any VM, have a look under the menu-item VirtualBox.Properties.


Not clear what you mean. There is only Preferences and you can set the default paths, yes.
BUT if you created a VM under the old default paths, change this to the new locations, move the VM and start VB, it does not find the seetings as I've told.
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Postby tkwm » 2. Feb 2009, 18:22

But you can change the default path so that it points to your choosen location

Edit: Maybe you also have to look under $HOME/Library/VirtualBox for the VirtualBox.xml file and edit it, so that it also points to the new locations.
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Postby manfredell » 2. Feb 2009, 18:23

tkwm wrote:But you can change the default path so that it points to your choosen location


Of course. But this does not help my problem.

Creating a VM in the old path and trying to move to the new.
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Postby tkwm » 2. Feb 2009, 18:26

Maybe you also have to look under $HOME/Library/VirtualBox for the VirtualBox.xml file and edit it, so that it also points to the new locations.
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