Error “Failed to create VirtualBox COM object” in Windows 10

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VirtualBox is a free and open source virtualization program specially designed for home and business use. However, it is more suitable for corporate clients who offer them superior performance. VirtualBox is compatible with x86 and x86-64 based devices and comes with a wide range of features and is used for desktops and servers, allowing users to run different operating systems on a single host.

However, many users reported an error opening this software, it won't start. For example, every time they try to open the software, it doesn't start and displays an error message that says: "Unable to acquire COM object from VirtualBox. The application will terminate nowmy. “Apparently even after uninstalling and reinstalling it doesn't help. However, there is a solution and it is quite simple. Let's find out the solution.

Solution: via File Explorer

* Note - Make sure you uninstall any previous version of VirtualBox Software.

Step 1: press the Windows key + E to open the file Browser on file. Now click What PC on the left and double-click the file Unit C in units.

Step 2: Now go to the following location step by step:


Step 3: Now look for two folders, .VirtualBox e .Virtualbox.sav. Select both folders, right click and click To remove to delete folders.

That's all. Now restart your PC and reinstall the VirtualBox software again. It will now open smoothly.

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