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Hyper-V - Change Default Virtual Hard Disk Location

How to Change Default Virtual Hard Disk Location in Hyper-V

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This tutorial will show you how to change the default location where your virtual hard disks (VHDs) are saved to in Hyper-V.

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If you change the default Virtual Hard Disk location you will still be able to change the location when creating new Virtual Machines or Virtual Disks.

Here's How:

1. Press the :winkey: + R keys to open the Run dialog, type virtmgmt.msc, and click/tap on OK.
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2. In the left pane, right click or press and hold on your Hyper-V Server (ex: Host1), and click/tap on Hyper-V settings.

NOTE: Alternatively, you could also click/tap on Hyper-V settings under Actions in the far right pane.
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3. Click/tap on Virtual Hard Disks in the left pane, and click/tap on Browse.
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4. Navigate to and select the folder you want to have has the default location, and click/tap Select folder.
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5. Click/tap on OK from step 3.

6. To confirm the settings have worked, you can go to the Actions panel on the far right, click/tap on New and Hard Disk, and skip through to Specify Name and Location. Under location,you will see the file path you specified.
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