VMware and the _1 directory problem

I moved a VM from datastore1 to datastore2.  There must have been a folder there already named Exchange2013 because after the move, and the successful boot of the mail server, I new see two folders in my datastore.  The first folder is named Exchange2013 and the second is Exchange2012_1.

My VMDK is in the Exchange2013 folder.

My config files are in the _1 folder.

Clearly, I'd like to clean that up.  

What's the best way to do that?

Thanks

Cliff
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Saravanan MSr.Systems AdministratorCommented:
Hi
 
In datastore browser in left pane find " \ " (root directory) and select. now just right click on your considered folder which there is in right pane, so you can rename and do some other action.
 
NOTE: if you want rename one of your folder that you have active VM there, you should first remove your VM from inventory and after renaming find the ".vmx"  file and add it to inventory again.

Regards,
Saravanan
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Personally, I would not bother with it, unless you really want to sort it because of cosmetics!

You will need to manually merge the contents, through cut and pasting, and removing the VM from inventory first.
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crp0499CEOAuthor Commented:
My thinking exactly.  It's the only exchange box on a host with four other VMs.  Not exactly a deal breaker.
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