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How to troubleshoot. If the VMDK header file get corrupted.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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I assume you mean the descriptor file, when you type VMDK header, e.g. the vmname.vmdk, small text file ?

If the descriptor file gets corrupted, you will not be able to start the VM, or register the VMDK with a VM.

it's very easy to repair see here, and is often an issue that they can get corrupted or disappear.


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Thanks Expert...
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