Error when trying to use the standalone converter

We are trying to use the standalone converter version 5.5 to covert a vmx file to a esxi 6 host but each time I run it, I keep getting the following error:
An error occurred while opening a virtual disk. Verify that the converter server and the running source machines have a network access to the source and destination ESX/ESXi hosts

Now the vmx file is from a Windows 7 workstation. Can I use the converter for this or do I have to get the ova\ovf file to do this?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
First I would use VMware Converter 6.0, and try again.

Download links can be found in my EE Article.

HOW TO:  P2V, V2V for FREE - VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 6.0
vmichAuthor Commented:
Ok I installed version 6 now I get this error:
A file I/O error occurred while accessing
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Have you installed Converter on the Physical machine to be converted ?

The installation, and Converter is being run as Local Administrator?

Can you upload a screenshot ?

At what percentage does this occur ?

Is this opening the VMX file for a virtual machine?

Where is the virtual machine from ?

and you are wanting to convert to ESXi 6.0 ?
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vmichAuthor Commented:
as I mentioned at the top of my listing, it is a vmx file from a windows 7 vm that we are trying to get into the esxi 6 host so that w can power up the windows 7 vm
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
where did the Windows 7 VM come from, and is it complete ?

this is not already in use by VMware Workstation
vmichAuthor Commented:
I resolved the issue..
I got the OVF files and imported it to the host and now the vm is up and running...

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I am glad you resolved the issue but the chain was a bit confusing. You mention the VMX file which is need but never mention access to the VMDK then all of a sudden you take a about a OVF so I am guess you export the VM as OVF just to bring it to the host ... Regardless I am glad it is resolved
vmichAuthor Commented:
import ovf file
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