Before my first post I checked for instructions for running Tails in a VM. Tails - VirtualBox
It is possible to run Tails in a virtual machine using VirtualBox from a Windows, Linux, or macOS host operating system.
Running Tails inside a virtual machine has various security implications
. Depending on the host operating system and your security needs, running Tails in a virtual machine might be dangerous.
VirtualBox has a free software version, called VirtualBox Open Source Edition and some proprietary components, for example to add support for USB devices.
For security reasons, we recommend you to use only the Open Source Edition, though it does not allow to use a persistent volume.
With the shared folders feature of VirtualBox you can access files of your host system from within the guest system.
Make sure to understand the security implications of accessing internal hard disks from Tails before using this feature.
Security considerations for Windows and macOS
In our security warnings about virtualization we recommend to run Tails in a virtual machine only if the host operating system is trustworthy.
Microsoft Windows and macOS being proprietary software, they cannot be considered trustworthy. Only run Tails in a virtual machine on Windows or OS X for testing purposes and do not rely on it for security.