I’ve just discovered today that I couldn’t install new version of VirtualBox due to problem with Installation failed! Error: System can not find the path specified.. After some investigation here is the solution:

  1. Open command line cmd
  2. Go to the directory where is your VirtualBox installation file. Mine installation file is (at the moment) VirtualBox-4.3.4-91027-Win.exe
  3. Run VirtualBox-4.3.4-91027-Win.exe -extract . It will extract files to directory C:\users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Temp\VirtualBox or to your defined TEMP directory
  4. Above location should contains: common.cab, VirtualBox-4.3.4-r91027-MultiArch_amd64.msi and VirtualBox-4.3.4-r91027-MultiArch_x86.msi. Select amd64 for 64-bit Windows version or x86 for 32-bit Windows version and install it.

That solved my problem with VirtualBox installation.


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5 Responses to “VirtualBox: Installation failed! Error: System can not find the path specified.”

  1. anthony, 18 February 2014

    this solution solved my problem too.
    thank you very much Tomczyk

  2. Cezary Tomczyk, 18 February 2014

    glad to help 🙂 you welcome

  3. Rolf, 3 May 2014

    Thank you very much for this solution.
    I tried nearly everything to install VB – now it work´s !!!

  4. Mubashirullah, 3 September 2018

    I can not find the VirtualBox folder.
    When I execute the extract script, a prompt directs me to the location. But much that I search, the VirtualBox is not there in Temp. For some reason, I also have two Temp files. Anyway, I don’t know what else to do. Please help. Many thanks in advance.

  5. Cezary Tomczyk, 10 September 2018

    Sorry, but I am not using Windows anymore.

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