Genymotion virtualization engine not found/plugin loading aborted on Mac

I downloaded Genymotion but cannot get it to work. I keep on getting “virtualization engine not found, plugin loading aborted”. I have uninstalled and reinstalled it, force quit and restarted it, and looked at other solutions to no avail. It seems to hit a snag here.

I am running on a Mac, OSX Yosemite version 10.10.5.

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  • 5 Solutions collect form web for “Genymotion virtualization engine not found/plugin loading aborted on Mac”

    You have to install Virtualbox to get genymotion to work.

    Here is the link to download it https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

    Found this solution on another stackoverflow, but thought I’d help spread the good word. The problem has to do with VBoxManager installing to /usr/local/bin and genymotion expecting it in /usr/bin. So create a symlink and you’re golden:

    sudo ln -s /usr/local/bin/VBoxManage /usr/bin

    It should also be noted that you should keep an eye on what version of VirtualBox is recommended by genymotion. Currently (as of July 31, 2017), it’s 5.0.26.

    I resolved the same issue on windows 8 by removing all old Virtual only Hosts .
    This may help someone .

    Steps:

    • Open Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager
    • Go to File -> Preference -> Network -> Hosts-Only Networks
    • Remove all entries under this tab
    • Click OK
    • Restart Genymotion

    I solved this by downloading and installing the latest Virtualbox and then launching Genymotion. everythnig worked perfectly. I hope this will help other who face the same issue

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