I have the following folder:


Underneath it are the folders / files:

/Users/MyUser/Documents/VMs/WinDev1612Sys /Users/MyUser/Documents/VMs/WinDev1612Sys/Logs /Users/MyUser/Documents/VMs/WinDev1612Sys/Snapshots /Users/MyUser/Documents/VMs/WinDev1612Sys/WinDev1612Sys.vbox /Users/MyUser/Documents/VMs/WinDev1612Sys/WinDev1612Sys.vbox-prev

But all the files in that folder are very small (a few KB), and can't possibly by my Windows 10 VM.

But then underneath my user folder, is another folder I didn't create which has the following folders and files:

/Users/MyUser/VirtualBox VMs/   
/Users/MyUser/VirtualBox VMs/WinDev1612Sys   
/Users/MyUser/VirtualBox VMs/WinDev1612Sys/Windev1612Sys-disk1.vmdk

The last file is 45GB, and is surely my VM. So why are all my files spread across these two folders ? Parallels used to have everything in just one file (which you could look inside to see the contents), and it was easy to move.

Is there a way to consolidate all the files, so that all files for my VM (WinDev1612Sys) is under a single root folder (VMs)?

  • VirtualBox doesn't store VMs at 'Users/MyUser/Documents/VMs/' that's VMWare location – Ramhound Feb 20 '17 at 2:42
  • @Ramhound I don't have VMWare installed - when I was setting up my VM it asked the location and I specified that. – Kaizer Sozay Feb 20 '17 at 6:14
  • All it appears you selected is the new location for the data files and it used the default location for the configuration files – Ramhound Feb 20 '17 at 16:53
  • @Ramhound How do I integrate it into one folder ? – Kaizer Sozay Feb 21 '17 at 2:25

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