I'm trying to export a VM running Windows server 2016 (in Hyper-V, on W10 pc).

I have to export/import to a share-folder that is on the machine I want to export to, but when I click "Browse" in export-mode I can not find my shares. They do show up if I use regular file explorer. Copy & paste the path does not work for some reason. I am admin so I can access anything.

Thank you in advance!

Kind regards Alex


Try using powershell. Either it’ll work and that’s great or it’ll give you an error message to work with, and that’s a start on unpacking what the fault is and either way you’re winning. Try something like:

Export-VM -Name <vm name> -Path \<path>


Export-VM -name testserver -path \\server\share\folder

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