[vbox-dev] Location of VirtualBox configuration file

Malcolm Clarke Malcolm.Clarke at brunel.ac.uk
Fri Oct 14 16:52:09 UTC 2016

Dear All

Although VirtualBox holds a parameter for the location of the configuration files of the virtual machines, is there any way to control the location of the configuration file of Virtual Box? Currently it installs itself in a directory ".VirtualBox" in the user's default directory.

Is there a switch or otherwise to place this directory and its configuration file in another specified location?

I ask this because we are using Virtual Box with students in a lab. They are allocated a home drive which is connected every time they log on to a machine, but we do not operate roaming profiles. Although they can retain the VM configuration directories and files by configuring to their home drive, they "lose" the Virtual Box configuration file every time they move to another machine.



Malcolm Clarke BSc (Hons), PhD
Reader in Telemedicine and Data Communication Systems
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