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Thread: Moving the vdi file in Virtualbox

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    Moving the vdi file in Virtualbox

    I would like to move my WindowsXP.vdi to another machine. Is this possible with Virtualbox? If so, how would I access the file through Virtualbox?

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    Re: Moving the vdi file in Virtualbox

    Just put the vdi file into the same folder in the new machine and VB should find it.

    However, being windows, I have no idea whether or not the windows authentication palaver will detect that it is a different machine and stop it working. I am not sure about windows license requirements any more as I have no windows to use.
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    Re: Moving the vdi file in Virtualbox

    Thanks ajgreeny! Right now I have the vdi file on an external USB drive. I would like to put the vdi file on a laptop, you mention that:

    Just put the vdi file into the same folder in the new machine and VB should find it.

    What folder would that be?

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    Re: Moving the vdi file in Virtualbox

    I can't remember; it's too long since I used VB, but it is in a hidden virtual box folder somewhere in your home folder, if I remember correctly.
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    Re: Moving the vdi file in Virtualbox

    Thanks. I know what you mean now.

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    Re: Moving the vdi file in Virtualbox

    All your VirtualBox configuration files and virtual machines are in /home/user/.VirtualBox. If you're moving your installation from one Linux machine to another, I'd recommend moving the entire .VirtualBox directory.

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