Default location of virtual machines

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Jos Roijakkers, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. Virtual PC uses a default location for storing the virtual machine and
    virtual disk files (My Documents\My Virtual Machines).
    I always store my (data) files on another disk. I would like to this for
    the VPC-files as well. I can, of course, manually select any location I
    want, but would prefer to do this automatically. Is there a way to
    change the default location? I checked the Windows registry and looked
    for a configuration file in the program files folder but did not find
    what I was looking for.
    Thanks in advance.

    Jos Roijakkers, Jul 7, 2008
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  2. Jos Roijakkers

    Robert Comer Guest

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  3. I don't believe it! For years I've been living with the "My Virtual
    Machines" folder hidden, and with a shortcut inside it pointing to the
    desired location!

    This is much better.
    David Trimboli, Jul 7, 2008
  4. Jos Roijakkers, Jul 7, 2008
  5. This is documented with the product.
    Paul Adare - MVP, Jul 7, 2008
  6. And I'm the only person I know personally who has actually read any of
    the documentation, but I never noticed that before.

    As for the "I don't believe it," I was just playing off of Mark's
    comment, "You won't believe this..."
    David Trimboli, Jul 8, 2008
  7. Jos Roijakkers

    FACE Guest

    Waa'll, Whee Doggies! Don't that beat all!


    Virtual PC also creates and maintains shortcut files for all registered
    virtual machines; the shortcut files are located in the Documents and
    Settings\user name\Application Data\Microsoft\Virtual PC folder.


    FACE, Jul 8, 2008
  8. Which really has nothing at all to do with the subject at hand, namely
    changing the default location of virtual machines.
    Paul Adare - MVP, Jul 9, 2008
  9. Jos Roijakkers

    FACE Guest

    How ridiculously stuffy of you. That was the exact subject of the
    sub-thread to which i replied.

    Lighten up.
    FACE, Jul 9, 2008
  10. Notes
    You can also just drag a vm out of the Virtual Machine Console and drop it
    on the desktop to create a shortcut. When you do you get a handy Run As
    Adminstrator context menu item that makes it very easy to run elevated.
    Colin Barnhorst, Jul 9, 2008
  11. No, it wasn't. This thread is about the default location of virtual
    machines and how to change the default location. What you've posted above
    has nothing to do with either the default location of the virtual machines
    nor how to change said location. If one does change the default location
    for virtual machines the shortcut location does not change.
    Please try to get your facts straight before you start calling people names
    and telling them to lighten up.
    Paul Adare - MVP, Jul 9, 2008
  12. Jos Roijakkers

    FACE Guest

    Yes. That was one of those interesting things that i ran across by accident
    early on.

    FACE, Jul 9, 2008
  13. Jos Roijakkers

    FACE Guest

    You have a bad attitude
    FACE, Jul 9, 2008
  14. And you're still wrong.
    Paul Adare - MVP, Jul 9, 2008
  15. Jos Roijakkers

    FACE Guest

    You are not a team player
    FACE, Jul 9, 2008
  16. This isn't a team and even if it were, I still would not let erroneous
    information go uncorrected.
    Paul Adare - MVP, Jul 9, 2008
  17. Jos Roijakkers

    FACE Guest

    you are highly pedantic. There was no wrong information.

    There was a cut from the help file of MS Virtual PC 2007.

    Having a bad life, bunky?
    FACE, Jul 9, 2008
  18. This is obviously futile. You need to go back and re-read what I posted
    earlier in this thread. I've been working with VPC for a lot longer than
    you have and you're wrong, for some reason you just can't seem to admit it.

    I've said my piece, I will still be around to correct any other erroneous
    information you may provide in the future.
    Paul Adare - MVP, Jul 9, 2008
  19. Jos Roijakkers

    FACE Guest

    "any other"? What have I said that was erroneous?

    I await your vindication of yourself.

    And BTW, quit being so self important.

    FACE, Jul 9, 2008
  20. Jos Roijakkers

    Steve Jain Guest

    What you posted:
    has absolutely nothing to do with the default location where VMs are
    stored. It is the location of the shortcuts that populate the VPC
    The main reason you'd want to copy these shortcuts is if you build a
    new host and all your VMs are still in the same location, then you can
    populate the VPC list with a simple copy of these files.

    You still need to change the default location via the environment
    Steve Jain, Jul 9, 2008
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