Ticket #7372 (new defect)
Machines cannot be started when VirtualBox path has an apostrophe in it
|Reported by:||Guillaume||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 3.2.8||Keywords:||path quote apostrophe|
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.