virtualbox screwed me over!

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by dontwalkhand, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

    dontwalkhand

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    #1
    My Windows installation got damaged, and I need access to some QuickBooks files. They were in a Virtualbox .vdi image.

    In Parallels I could still browse through the Windows installation and pull out the files I need. How do I do the same thing with this god damned VDI image?

    Free isn't always better!
     
  2. ryNze macrumors newbie

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    This happened to me as well. Virtualbox actually managed to cause my SSD to error out and fail. Had to actually RMA my SSD and get a new one.
     
  3. Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a

    Quad5Ny

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    1.) Create a new VM and mount the VDI as second HD.

    2.) VirtualBox did not destroy your SSD. That's not even possible.
     
  4. Cromulent macrumors 603

    Cromulent

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    It would have died anyway. There is no way Virtualbox could have destroyed your drive. It is what is commonly referred to as a coincidence.
     

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