I checked ~/.libvirt* and ~/.config/libvirt*, non of them seem to contain config file of created VM, where is the config stored? I'm not running virt-manager as root user.

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    Just FYI, Debian/sid(9), virt-manager version 1:1.0.1-5 change the config to "~/.config/dconf/user" – kiiwii May 15 '15 at 7:05

Oddly enough, under /etc/libvirt. virt-manager doesn't run as root, but it communicates with libvirtd that does.


Client information (eg connection strings) is stored in the dconf (accessible with dconf-editor) under /org/virt-manager/virt-manager/.


virt-manager config is on

  • this is where I found my stored connection settings for virt-manager – Pete Nov 23 '13 at 0:33

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