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Import VM Machine to Vsphere Client

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I have remove VM from Vsphere client inventory, but it is still in the datastore of ESX host.
I mean all the files related to the deleted VM are still in the datastore.
I need to recreate the VM in Vsphere client and associate the VM with the existing Files.

I am not sure how this can be done.

Any help will be very appreciated.

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Right Click the VMX file and select Add to Inventory?

Is there a vmx file?
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Removing from Inventory will not delete the VM. Only "Delete from Disk" will do that.
Now to Get it back in inventory,
Browse to the Datastore.
Select the VM's folder, Open it.
Find the .VMX file of the machine.
Right-Click on it and select "Add to inventory".
This will bring the machine back into the inventory. You do not have to recreate it.
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
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If you would like to follow screenshots, of the steps, please see from Step 6 in this EE Article, I wrote.

HOW TO: Clone or Copy a virtual machine in VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESX/ESXi 4.x or ESXi 5.0

and if you get a message, stating...

HOW TO: Select the right answer to "I Moved It" or "I Copied It" in VMware vSphere (ESXi)

you can follow the above article.
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I will try it later
Thank you Guys!
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