VMWare Player – How to change the default VM Location

By | April 14, 2020

By default, VMWare Player saves any VM you create to your documents folder and there doesn’t appear to be a way to change that.
However, there is.

Open up the following file in your favorite text editor:

%Appdata%\VMware\preferences.ini

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

prefvmx.defaultvmpath = "D:\Virtual Machines"

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

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