Ticket #6164 (closed defect: worksforme)
<my virtual machine>.xml emptied after monthly MS Windows update while VBox running
|Reported by:||rogererens||Owned by:|
Last night Microsoft Windows Update ran while I had a virtual machine (called HP-R2) left running. The Windows Update needed a restart and upon logging in this morning it turned out that the file HP-R2.xml in .VirtualBox/Machines was empty. Hence I could not start the VM (message something like '<' expected).
Luckily I could create another VM (with mostly the same settings, I hope) and point it to use the HP-R2.vdi file in .VirtualBox/HardDisks.
This happened to me also exactly 1 month ago (MS Update runs every 2nd Wednesday of the month?)