PS C:\desktop\laravel-les1> vagrant up
Bringing machine 'laravel-les1' up with 'virtualbox' provider...
==> laravel-les1: Importing base box 'laravel/homestead'...
There was an error while executing `VBoxManage`, a CLI used by Vagrant
for controlling VirtualBox. The command and stderr is shown below.

Command: ["import", "\\\\?\\C:\\Users\\Aqsa Intizar\\.vagrant.d\\boxes\\laravel-VAGRANTSLASH-homestead\\8.1.0\\virtualbox\\box.ovf", "--vsys", "0", "--vmname", "ubuntu-18.04-amd64_1569415942892_47656", "--vsys", "0", "--unit", "11", "--disk", "C:/Users/Aqsa Intizar/VirtualBox VMs/ubuntu-18.04-amd64_1569415942892_47656/ubuntu-18.04-amd64-disk001.vmdk"]

Stderr: 0%...10%...20%...30%...40%...50%...60%...70%...80%...90%...100%
Interpreting \\?\C:\Users\Aqsa Intizar\.vagrant.d\boxes\laravel-VAGRANTSLASH-homestead\8.1.0\virtualbox\box.ovf...
Progress state: E_INVALIDARG
VBoxManage.exe: error: Appliance import failed
VBoxManage.exe: error: Code E_INVALIDARG (0x80070057) - One or more arguments are invalid (extended info not available)
VBoxManage.exe: error: Context: "enum RTEXITCODE __cdecl handleImportAppliance(struct HandlerArg *)" at line 957 of file VBoxManageAppliance.cpp

Please check the existence of the file specified at this path :

C:\Users\Aqsa Intizar\.vagrant.d\boxes\laravel-VAGRANTSLASH-homestead\8.1.0\virtualbox\box.ovf

If the file does exist, here's what you can try : open VirtualBox GUI and ensure there are no existing VM based on your box, if there are, delete them, and try to vagrant up after that.


Please check if the path configured for Default Machine Folder in the VBox File->Preferences->General exists.

VBox Preferences dialog

I had the problem after migrating to another user account which did not have the VM path that was configured in the global installation.

  • Thanks, that fixed it for me
    – demonkoryu
    Sep 29 '20 at 15:47

1- check you have enough space in your drive c:

2- make sure your C:\Users\Aqsa Intizar.vagrant.d\boxes\laravel-VAGRANTSLASH-homestead\8.1.0\virtualbox\box.ovf is up to date

  • For me it was the disk space
    – Luke
    Apr 24 '20 at 16:55

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