Fixing VirtualBox Installation Fail On MacOS

Fixing VirtualBox Installation Fail On MacOS

Are you trying to install VirtualBox on your Mac and the installation keeps failing? Recently I had this problem as well. I thought that the application installation was fine even though it failed and could be opened. Well here is how to get this problem fixed.

Thing Needed:

  • A computer running MacOS High Sierra or later
  • Keyboard and mouse
  • Password to the user account

Downloading VirtualBox:

  1. Download the latest version of VirtualBox.
  2. Extract the zip file.
  3. Double click the installer.
  4. Run through the installer entering your user password at the end.
  5. Wait until the installation fails before going to the next step.

Fixing the VirtualBox installation fail issue:

  1. Open System Preferences.
  2. Navigate to Security & Privacy.
  3. Click on General.
  4. At the bottom right of the window, there will be something like “was blocked from loading”, click the allow button next to it.

Reinstalling VirtualBox:

  1. Go back to the VirtualBox installer.
  2. Run through the installer again.
  3. Enter your user password.
  4. Wait for the installer to finish successfully.

Great! You now have VirtualBox working on your Mac!




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