Oracle VirtualBox - cannot import image


Before I was able on Win10 to import the same image (created on VirtualBox 6 on linux machine) but now I'm not able to import it any more in VirtualBox v6.0.8 (on WIndows 10 machine). I get the error message:

Failed to import appliance C:\Users\sbrbot\Downloads\mywebapp.ova

Result Code: E_INVALIDARG (0x80070057)

The image file (mywebapp.ova) is not corrupted because I can import it into VirtualBox v5.2 (interesting, it was created on VBox6 and can import on VBox5.2 but not VBox6.0.8)

What could be the problem?

asked on Stack Overflow Jul 6, 2019 by sbrbot

1 Answer


Take a look at your logs, tipically "C:\Users\<%Username%>\.VirtualBox\VBoxSVC.log". Maybe you can found there further information. In my case I found a message like this:

00:02:36.889818 createImport ERROR [COM]: aRC=VBOX_E_FILE_ERROR (0x80bb0004) aIID={ad47ad09-787b-44ab-b343-a082a3f2dfb1} aComponent={MediumWrap} aText={Could not create the imported medium 'F:\Data\User\Linux\VMLinux\OracleLinux\OracleLinux-disk001.vdi'.
00:02:36.889872 createImport VMDK: Compressed image is corrupted 'C:\Users\User\OracleLinux-disk001.vmdk' (VERR_ZIP_CORRUPTED)}, preserve=false aResultDetail=-22001

I downloaded the same image and then imported again without any error.

answered on Stack Overflow Dec 12, 2019 by Leib • edited Dec 12, 2019 by Leib

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