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Windows 7: Remove Virtual Box Files, Files Left Behind?

29 Dec 2011   #1
webmanoffesto

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 
Remove Virtual Box Files, Files Left Behind?

I'm on Windows 7. I know that I had Virtual Box on my pc in the past. I don't see it in Add/Remove Programs, probably because I already removed it. But my C drive is filling up and SpaceSniffer shows that I have a folder named .VirtualBox which is 13.4 GB. How can I remove this to make space on my drive?


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29 Dec 2011   #2
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If you don't want it or use it anymore, you can just delete the .virtualbox folder if you wanted. I believe the.virtualbox folder is in the hidden AppData location.

You would have to unhide the folder - Option One here:

Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide

*Just the hidden folders, files, Drives. No need to unhide the Protected Operating System files option there.


You can set it back to hidden after deleting your .virtualbox folder if you want.




Then go to C:/Users/yourusernamehere/Appdata/Local, and the folder should be in there.

I believe it's in Local folder, not totally positive though. Might be in Roaming. Don't have it installed, so don't remember exactly. Check which appdata folder it's in, and you can delete the whole .virtualbox folder if desired.
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29 Dec 2011   #3
webmanoffesto

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Files Deleted. Disk Space Reclaimed. Thank You
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29 Dec 2011   #4
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You're welcome.
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