VMware ESXi server lost data after reinstall ?

I lost root password on VMware server. Found solution here, they suggested to reinstall OS.
After I reinstalled, it lost Virtual Machine under Inventory but I can still see datastore and .vmdk files.

Is that data lost ? If still here, how can I get it back ? It is windows based client for network data drive sharing but No sure what was the operating system. Really need to help.

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
If you can see the VMDK files in the datastore, that's good news.

Browse the datastores, and browse the VM folder, Right Click the VMX File, and select Add to Inventory.

You can also see these steps in my EE Article here, in Step 6.

HOW TO: Clone or Copy a virtual machine in VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESX/ESXi 4.x or ESXi 5.0
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Joe_LAIAuthor Commented:
Correct answer & solution. Thank you  Andrew.
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