How To Copy VirtualBox Virtual Machine To Another Computer

This article will tell you how to copy a VirtualBox virtual machine to another hard disk or computer when your disk has fewer disk spaces step by step.

1. Get The Current Installed VirtualBox Virtual Machine’s Saved Folder.

  1. The first step you should do is to get the VirtualBox virtual machine’s saved directory that you want to move.
  2. Open the Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager.
  3. Right-click the virtual machine in the VirtualBox Manager left VM list.
  4. Click the Settings menu item in the popup menu list.
  5. In the virtual machine’s Settings window, click the General tab on the left panel.
  6. Then click the Advanced tab on the right side.
  7. Now you can get the virtual machine file saved folder in the Snapshot Folder input text box.
  8. Or you can right-click the virtual machine in the VirtualBox Manager virtual machine list.
  9. Then click the Clone menu item in the popup menu list to open the Clone Virtual Machine dialog window.
  10. Then you can get the virtual machine file saved folder path in the Path input text box.

2. Change The VirtualBox Default Machine Folder.

  1. Open the VirtualBox Manager, and click the Tools item on the left panel.
  2. Then click the Preferences button on the right-side top menu bar.
  3. In the Preferences dialog, click the General item on the left panel.
  4. Then you can browse the new folder that you created in section 3 as the VirtualBox default machine folder in the Default Machine Folder drop-down list.

3. Copy The VirtualBox Virtual Machine To Another Hard Disk Or Computer.

  1. create a new folder in the hard disk or computer that has more free space.
  2. Copy the current virtual machine’s file saved folder to the new folder.
  3. Open the VirtualBox VM Manager, right-click the old virtual machine item in the left panel.
  4. Click the Remove menu item in the popup menu list.
  5. Then click the Delete all files button in the popup window, now the old virtual machine files will be removed completely.
  6. Click the Machine —> Add… menu item on the VirtualBox VM Manager top menu bar.
  7. Browse to the new virtual machine saved folder, and select the virtual machine’s .vbox file.
  8. Now you can find the virtual machine on the Virtualbox VM Manager’s left side, you can start to use it.

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