Ticket #7372 (new defect)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

Machines cannot be started when VirtualBox path has an apostrophe in it

Reported by: Guillaume Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 3.2.8 Keywords: path quote apostrophe
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Windows


If VirtualBox itself is installed in a directory of which the name contains an apostrophe/single quote ('), virtual machines cannot be started. (Example: C:\Programma's\VirtualBox). Instead, another instance of the VirtualBox GUI is started. After closing this new GUI instance, the original GUI instance gives an error message (Result Code: E_FAIL (0x80004005)).

The machine's .xml and .vdi do NOT have to reside in the path containing an apostrophe; the issue lies with VirtualBox itself being inside such a folder.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by Wolfgang

Just to let you know - this is still the case (I actually wanted to create a similar ticket). Additionally, if the name of the virtual machine contains an apostrophe, this is also the case (maybe, because the path of the vm is the name of the vm). Using Virtualbox 4.2.12.

Last edited 3 years ago by Wolfgang (previous) (diff)
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