Converting many file VM to single VM

Alec & Ryan
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I am using this command but do not understand why i get an error.

My command:
C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation>vmware-vdiskmanager.exe -r E:\Brookdale\VMs\Dell Univ Desktop\dell Univ Desktop.vmdk -t 0 Dell_Univ_Desk.vmdk
but i keep coming up with this error: Diskname or some other argument is missing.
VMware Virtual Disk Manager – build 1945795.
Usage: vmware-vdiskmanager.exe OPTIONS |

I am not sure why because the the E: drive is where my VMDK is at. This is a external USB 3.0 drive. Any ideas???
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I can tell you the reason maybe, the vmware-vdiskmanager.exe  command sometimes is a bit weird, and you actually need to execute it from the actual directory/folder it's in, rather than calling from a command like

C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmware-vdiskmanager.exe -r E:\Brookdale\VMs\Dell Univ Desktop\dell Univ Desktop.vmdk -t 0 Dell_Univ_Desk.vmdk

so, what you need to do is change directory/folder to

c:
cd \"C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation"

(make sure you use the quotes!)

then type

vmware-vdiskmanager.exe -r E:\Brookdale\VMs\Dell Univ Desktop\dell Univ Desktop.vmdk -t 0 Dell_Univ_Desk.vmdk

sometimes it also helps to go to E:

and also type

cd "E:\Brookdale\VMs\Dell Univ Desktop"

c:

vmware-vdiskmanager.exe -r E:"dell Univ Desktop.vmdk" -t 0 e:"Dell_Univ_Desk.vmdk"
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Thank you, this help
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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