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Cacelled during Snapshot deletion, unable  to clone now

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I am using vmware workstation. I was deleting a snapshot and by mistake I pressed cancel button during the process. After that I created few more snapshots and things were working fine. However I cannot clone my vmware machine now. Please advise. See attached error desc.
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by:Bing CISM / CISSP
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have you ever tried copying the VM files to another location using Windows Explorer and run the VM from there?
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by:Techno 1
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Its 180 GB folder . How will that solve the issue ?  There are some left overs from last consolidation ( snapshot deletion) and its because of that.  I am pretty sure that is whats causing the issue. I just a clone of my last snapshot to create a new vm and take it from there.
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by:Bing CISM / CISSP
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> How will that solve the issue?

moving or copying a VM needs an IMPORT procedure to retreive and validate the VM data, and this may determine and fix some errors caused by previous usage.
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do I simply just copy and paste or is there a menu option I need to follow ?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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You will need to remove the snapshots.

I would not be tempted to move, with a snapshot.

Use "VMware Converter" to create a new by using a V2V approach. The new VM will not have any snapshots, and then destroy the original (old) version.

see my EE Articles

HOW TO: FAQ VMware P2V Troubleshooting

HOW TO:  P2V, V2V for FREE - VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 5.5
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> do I simply just copy and paste

yes, in Command Prompt window or Windows Explorer.

> or is there a menu option I need to follow?

no.
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