The default location is ~/VirtualBox\ VMS. How can I change it in command line? (GUI is not an option)?

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    Would you consider making ~/VirtualBox\ VMs a symlink to another directory an option ? – Sergiy Kolodyazhnyy Jul 20 '16 at 11:32
  • @Serg, I considered it thanks, reconfiguring the location would be preferable – bpgergo Jul 20 '16 at 11:40

This is a global VirtualBox property, and can be set with the following command:

vboxmanage setproperty machinefolder /path/to/directory/

Be aware that this will not move already created VMs, it will affect only VMs which are created after the machinefolder property has been set.

  • This worked, thanks, this is what I was looking for – bpgergo Jul 20 '16 at 11:41
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    use vboxmanage list systemproperties | grep folder to find out the current settings resp. to verify. – Frank Nocke Oct 6 '17 at 8:50

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