Opened 11 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#11408 closed defect (obsolete)

Cannot create the machine folder in the parent folder, if machine folder already exists

Reported by: rahvee Owned by:
Component: other Version: VirtualBox 4.2.6
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: all Host type: all


The behavior is cross-platform, but I won't call it a bug for windows or mac, because there isn't an obvious use-case in windows or mac. I call it a bug, because in solaris or linux (if you're using btrfs) you're very likely going to want to create a new zfs or btrfs filesystem for a new VM, which means virtualbox really should have an option to happily move forward and create a new VM in a pre-existing empty directory.

Problem is trivial to reproduce. Go to your default machine folder, mkdir somenewmachine. Now try to create a machine called "somenewmachine" and virtualbox refuses to create the new machine. Error message: "Cannot create the machine folder in the parent folder"

Problem reproduced in VirtualBox 4.2.6, using the GUI, on openindiana 151a7 and Windows 7 x86_64 Pro fully updated.

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comment:1 by aeichner, 8 years ago

Resolution: obsolete
Status: newclosed

Please reopen if still relevant with a recent VirtualBox release.

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