Import VM Images in VirtualBox

Step 1: Go to the downloads directory of your system (default one) or to the location where you have saved the VM image.

Step 2: Extract the VM zip file using WinZip or 7-Zip program.

Extract Downloaded VM Archive File
Extract Downloaded VM Archive File

Step 3: Open the VirtualBox.

Open VirtualBox
Open VirtualBox

Step 4: Go to file » Import Appliance.

Import Virtual Appliance
Import Virtual Appliance

Step 5: On the Import Virtual Appliance wizard, click the browse icon button to choose a VM file to import.

Browse For Virtual Appliance
Browse For Virtual Appliance

Step 6: Browse to the location where you have extracted the VM image. and then select the image and then click on Open.

Choose Virtual Appliance To Import
Choose Virtual Appliance To Import

Step 7: Change the name of the VM and other values if required.

Change VM Name
Change VM Name

Step 8: Choose the hard disk location where you want the Virtual Machine(disks and configurations) to be saved and run and then click the Import button.

Import VM
Import VM

Step 9: Agree to Software License Agreement.

Accept License Agreement
Accept License Agreement

Step 10: VirtualBox will now start importing the VM image. Wait for the import to complete.

VM Import In Progress
VM Import In Progress

Step 11: Once the import is complete, you should see a new Virtual Machine in the VirtualBox.

VM Imported
VM Imported

Step 12: If required, you can change the virtual machine’s resources like CPU, Memory, Network, and other settings by right-clicking on the virtual machine.

Change VM Resource
Change VM Resource
VM Resource
VM Resource

Step 13: You can now power on the virtual machine to start working on it.

Start VM
Start VM

Virtual Machine Running On VirtualBox

VM Running on VirtualBox
VM Running on VirtualBox

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