Ticket #4986 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 9 months ago

Virtual Box bugs out completely when moving hard disks

Reported by: eneerge Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 3.0.6 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other

Description (last modified by aeichner) (diff)

Virtualbox will not allow me to remove or add virtual hard disks after I moved one disk to a new location.

I created a Windows XPSP2 VM. The virtual hard disk was stored as D:\VMs\XPSP3.vdi. I later move the XPSP3.vdi to D:\VMs\XPSP3\XPSP3.vdi in Windows Explorer. Now, I have no option of changing the location inside of Virtualbox. I also am unable to delete the virtual hard disk, because of access denied:

Result Code: VBOX_E_FILE_ERROR (0x80BB0004) Component: VirtualBox Interface: IVirtualBox {3f4ab53a-199b-4526-a91a-93ff62e456b8} Callee: IHardDisk {62551115-83b8-4d20-925f-79e9d3c00f96}

Since I cannot delete the virtual hard disk, I also cannot add the hard disk from the new location, because of a duplicant UUID.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by eneerge

I tried moving the virtual disk back to its original location, but that did not solve the problem.

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by eneerge

Tried loading the virtual machine from the vdi in it's original old location and it says it cannot boot the medium. I guess I've completely lost the VM.

comment:3 Changed 9 months ago by aeichner

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to obsolete
  • Description modified (diff)

Please reopen if still relevant with a recent VirtualBox release.

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