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Before I wiped my computer, I was careful to back up my VirtualBox operating system and all of its configuration files which were stored at ~/.VirtualBox. Now that I've reinstalled my host OS and copied the files over, the OS doesn't show up when I start VirtualBox. How can I get back up and running?

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Create new virtual machine and when you come up to "Virtual Hard Disk" section choose "Use existing hard disk" and select backup .vdi image.

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Awesome, then I can modify the created config file with the values from the existing one as well. Thanks! – Naftuli Tzvi Kay Jun 3 '11 at 22:17

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