Fix: Create Virtual Machine Folder Option missing in Windows Virtual PC

If the “Create Virtual Machine” Folder Option is  missing in your Windows Virtual PC, then you might want to check this out!

There are four options suggested that you can try to address this issue:

1. Use the Reset Folders option in the View tab of the Folder Options. This has been suggested at msmvps.com.

2. When in the Virtual Machines folder, press “Alt” to open the menu.  Select Tools and then Folder options. On the dialog that is opened click Restore Defaults.  Once you have done this, log out and log back in to see if the Create Virtual Machine option is now present.

3. If this doesn’t work – try running the registry file that is attached to the blog post at msdn.com, and restarting the computer.  This registry file deletes any custom settings for your folder views – and sets things back to their clean state.

4. If neither of these options works – you can manually start the new virtual machine wizard by going to your system drive and running: “\Windows\System32\VPCWizard.exe

Hope something helps!

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.