ESXi 5.1 Add to Inventory Grayed Out

I was renaming a VM in the command vmdk using vmkfstools, updating he vmx, then did a mv of the folder to rename it the the new name

I then removed the VM from inventory and whenI try to readd it Add to Inventory is grayed out. I have tried everything and and all online suggestions have  failed
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compdigit44Asked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You mean when you highlight/select the VMX file it's grayed out?

e.g,. Right Click it...

If so this means the VMX file is INVALID.....(could mean!)

Does not take much to invalidate a VMX file.

The client does a quick check to validate the VMX file, e.g. configuration before it displays the Add to Inventory.

Check your VMX file is valid, and nothing is wrong, or revert to the BACKUP you made, before you modded it!

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compdigit44Author Commented:
I am not see and misconfigured settings and not backup :(
compdigit44Author Commented:
LOL I figured it out... I had a double quote in one area.. LOL

Your good luck helped me....
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
I'm afraid it's nothing to do with luck, 17 years+ experience dealing with VMware Administrators!

and we see it every week, on our Support Desk!
John SalleSenior IT Systems EngineerCommented:
In the future, if you're running vCenter you can rename the VM and then do a Storage vMotion. VMware will rename the folder/files to match the VM name during a Storage vMotion (or if you're not licensed for that, power off and move the files to a new datastore)
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