- In Hyper-V Manager, select the host that will own the imported virtual machine in the left pane. Right-click on the host and choose Import Virtual Machine. Alternatively, find the same entry under the Actions pane at the far right.
The Import Virtual Machine wizard will appear. The first screen is merely informational. Click Next.
You will be presented with the Locate Folder page where you’ll need to type or browse to the location of the files for the virtual machine. You want to point the folder location to the “Virtual Machines” directory.
- If a virtual machine was found, its name will appear and be selectable. If you see the virtual machine that you want to import, highlight it and click Next.
Choose “Register the virtual machine in place (use the existing unique ID)”