vmware users how to recover vm when .vmx file lost or corrupt

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    vmware users how to recover vm when .vmx file lost or corrupt


    Hi there

    VMware users -- if you lose or corrupt the.vmx file (config file) you can still recover your virtual machine.

    1) create new virtual machine
    2) go through the wizard steps until it asks for the disk(s).
    3) select existing virtual disk
    4) scroll down to the main .vdmk file
    5) job done

    Now you can power on and then move it / back it up or whatever. A new .vmx file is created.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Last edited by jimbo45; 02 Aug 2018 at 12:02.
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