Need To Restore VMWare Fusion 6 Virtual Machines from Cloned Copy

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I cloned my entire system. I did this to have a backup of my Mavericks system.  I then installed Yosemite on a clean disk.  Consequently, I am now wanting to restore the virtual machine libraries from the cloned disk into the Fusion 6 application within Yosemite.

When I navigate to their location on the cloned disk using the import option in Fusion they are grayed out.

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AbhilashBlogger

Commented:
You should be browsing to the VMX file to import the VM.

Also, can you post a screen shot so we exactly know what you are facing?

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I used migration assistant to come from Mavericks to Yosemite. It appears that the virtual machines weren't transferred over.

https://gyazo.com/2d0d011213e7a4b3a6e95038bf01a4a8

The only copy I have is a clone of the Mavericks disk.  Is there some way I can export them out of Mavericks into Yosemite?

Here is what they look like on the cloned startup disk.

https://gyazo.com/09fa8b6ffc117f0aa2dee78e99823981  they have .vmwarevm extension

When I try to import them they are grayed out and the open button is grayed out too.

https://gyazo.com/c442e55f320267e0ce9e90b8090cbf77

Thanks,
Did you migrate the User account with the Migration Assistant?

You could try and copy the files over to the new system.

If you didn't migrate the account and created a new account, the permissions could be wrong.  You'll have to drop to the Terminal.app command line and run chown -R USER  /Path/to/VMfolders.

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Changing the permissions fixed it.  Thanks.

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