Restoring a virtual machine (VM) in VirtualBox using the Import Appliance feature is a simple and quick process. Follow these steps:

  1. Open the VirtualBox Manager by launching VirtualBox on your computer.
  2. From the top menu, click on “File” and select “Import Appliance” from the dropdown menu.
  3. In the “Import Virtual Appliance” dialog box, click on the “Choose” button and browse to the location where the .ova file of the VM you want to restore is stored. Once you have selected the file, click “Next“.
  4. On the “Appliance Settings” screen, you can customize the import settings as per your requirements. Here, you can choose the virtual disk format, allocate the desired amount of CPU and RAM, configure the network settings, and more. Once you have made the necessary changes, click “Import“.
  5. Wait for the import process to complete. Depending on the size of the VM and the import settings you have chosen, the import process may take a while.
  6. Once the import process is finished, the restored VM will appear in the VirtualBox Manager with the name you specified during the import process. You can now start the VM by selecting it and clicking the “Start” button.

That’s it! You have successfully restored a VM in VirtualBox using the Import Appliance feature.