VMWare Player: Set Default VM Location

The GUI of VMWare Player does not allow you to change the default location of your new VMs. However, a modification to the preferences file can.

Open up the following file in your favorite text editor:

Add in the following line, changing the path to your desired location:

Save, restart VMWare Player, and your new location should work when creating a new VM.

This has been tested on VMWare Player 6.

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6 thoughts on “VMWare Player: Set Default VM Location

  1. fwiw it works in the linux VMWare Player 14 as well.

    edit the file:

    Add the property:
    prefvmx.defaultvmpath = “/home/user/VMs/”

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