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Garnet | Level 18

Today, June 28, at between 10 AM to 11 AM Jerusalem time, I was adding a LABEL statemnt to a code that run OK few minutes ago.

While typing my code I got a SAS Studio Error message. The connection to myfolders was broken. Any attemp to rerun SAS UE failed. SAS was up-to-date.


Then I decided to download the .ova file again and reinstal SAS UE.

I have removed SAS University Edition from the virtualbox without deleting the files. ("Remove only").

At step 3 - inporting the .ova file into Oracle VM virtual box  I got the next message :


Failed to import appliance C:\Install\SAS_UE\unvbasicvapp__9411015__ova__en__sp0__1.ova.

Machine settings file 'C:\Users\Shmuel\VirtualBox VMs\SAS University Edition\SAS University Edition.vbox' already exists.

Result Code: VBOX_E_FILE_ERROR (0x80BB0004)
Component: MachineWrap
Interface: IMachine {85cd948e-a71f-4289-281e-0ca7ad48cd89}


I'm using SAS UE on windows 7.


If the problem is "Machine file ... already exist" - how can I delete the file in virtualbox after doing "Remove only" ?


Thanks ahead, Shmuel.




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Super User
Try clearing your browser cookies and cache or using a different browser?

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Super User
Just delete the entire image, but do not delete the myfolders location/folder. Then reinstall. Or do you have a lot of settings and options saved in SAS UE that you want to maintain?
Garnet | Level 18

Thank you @Reeza , I have overcome the issue of importing the .ova file into the virtual box,

but still get the SAS Studio "null" error message just after "Start SAS Studio" - signing in - initialization

and no connection to myfolders.


Any idea how to overcome it ? Any info need ?

Super User
You will need to reset up the connection in the VM settings, or did you already do that?
Garnet | Level 18

To summarize my steps up to now:

- re download of SAS UE

- Remove and delete the SAS UE in Oracle virtual box

- import SAS UE .ova file into the virtual box

- a new launch to Oracle virtual box

- start SAS University edition in virtual box

- launching chrome browser and entering SAS Information Center

- checking that SAS is up-to-date, running "Start SAS Studio"

- "signing in" step 

-initializing step - getting message SAS Studio 'null' error. No connection to myfolders 

Super User
When you add the new VM, you need to re add the path to the myfolders. But it also usually let you start up even if that was locked down.
Garnet | Level 18

I tried to set up the "Shared folders" in VM but got next error message:


Failed to save the settings of the virtual machine SAS University Edition to C:\Users\Shmuel\VirtualBox VMs\SAS University Edition\SAS University Edition.vbox.

The machine is not mutable or running (state is Saved).

Result Code: VBOX_E_INVALID_VM_STATE (0x80BB0002)
Component: SessionMachine
Interface: IMachine {85cd948e-a71f-4289-281e-0ca7ad48cd89}


thus even after restarting my PC.


What does it mean that "machine is not mutable or running" and how to overcome it ?

Garnet | Level 18

I have redefined the "shared folder" in VM after powering off the machine, by

selecting C:\SASUniversityEdition  and typing myfolders in the folder name.


But still get the SAS Studio null error message and no connection to myfolders

Super User
Try clearing your browser cookies and cache or using a different browser?
Garnet | Level 18

@Reeza , thanks a lot. That solved my issue.

Calcite | Level 5

Hello ! the same exact thing happened to me. I tried clearing cache but still, it gives the same error message ( file 'C:\Users\DELL\VirtualBox VMs\SAS University Edition\SAS University Edition.vbox' already exists). what should I do?

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