[vbox-dev] Location of VirtualBox configuration file

Malcolm Clarke Malcolm.Clarke at brunel.ac.uk
Sat Oct 29 11:20:27 UTC 2016

On 29/10/2016 12:11, malcolm.clarke at brunel.ac.uk<mailto:malcolm.clarke at brunel.ac.uk> wrote:

Dear Maxine

I do not have access to the machines to check, but we installed over the summer (~August). I would gues 5.2 or 5.4.



On 28/10/2016 16:59, Maxime Dor wrote:
Which VirtualBox version are you using?

On 28/10/16 16:45, Malcolm Clarke wrote:

Dear Maxine

Regrettably I am not responsible for the configuration of our lab machines, this is done centrally by the University. I am just poor professor made to find workarounds for my labs.

In time we shall use VBOX_USER_HOME, which ought to provide a proper fix as this can point at the home drive of each student (ie H:\).

In the meantime I am only trying to understand why the students are losing their global configuration every time they restart the program, even though the files remain in the directory. Instead the old file is renamed and a new "empty" file is created in its place. This makes no sense if USERPROFILE is used every time.



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