Solved

missing VMWare VM after installing VM Workstation 12.5.1

Posted on 2016-11-04
5
66 Views
Last Modified: 2016-11-04
I've been using VM Workstation for over a year under a guru-licensing plan.  Given that the program management of that program has been outsourced and is totally unresponsive, I downloaded 12.5 on a trial mode and was going good, but that 30 license passed and still no useful info from guru-licensing so I bit the bullet and purchased 12.5.1.

Upon completion of that installation, one of the Virtual Machines that I've been using under the guru-licensing and the unlicensed download is now missing when I open VM Workstation.  Anybody have any idea how to locate that file?

Dale
0
Comment
Question by:Dale Fye (Access MVP)
5 Comments
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:Gaurav Singh
ID: 41874731
check the location

Users/yourusername/Documents/Virtual Machines
0
 
LVL 119

Accepted Solution

by:
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
ID: 41874760
Complete a search on your PC for *.VMX, Double Click it, and it will appear back in VMware Workstation.

This does happen, but it should have not removed the actually virtual machine files from your PC.
0
 
LVL 93

Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 41874772
I have been using and upgrading VMware Workstation for years and never lost a machine. Most recently, I did an in-place upgrade to 12.5.1 and all remained intact.

Search as suggested and the look in VMware Preferences and see where it thinks the machines are.
0
 
LVL 119
ID: 41874864
I've had many disappear!

but they've not been erased! Just missing from the Dashboard.
0
 
LVL 47

Author Closing Comment

by:Dale Fye (Access MVP)
ID: 41874865
Thanks, Andrew.  That did it.  Strangely, the filename of the VM was not the same as the name on the tab once I opened it, which is what was driving me crazy.
0

Featured Post

Windows Server 2016: All you need to know

Learn about Hyper-V features that increase functionality and usability of Microsoft Windows Server 2016. Also, throughout this eBook, you’ll find some basic PowerShell examples that will help you leverage the scripts in your environments!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
VCenter migration issue 10 69
vSphere console cannot view full desktop window ? 8 53
Dell Storage ./. VMware 3 67
Deploying DAG on Exchange 2013 Standard edition 10 47
When converting a physical machine to a virtual machine using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone or vCenter Converter Enterprise, if an adapter type is not selected during the initial customization the resulting virtual machine may contain an IDE d…
This article outlines why you need to choose a backup solution that protects your entire environment – including your VMware ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization hosts – not just your virtual machines.
Teach the user how to delpoy the vCenter Server Appliance and how to configure its network settings Deploy OVF: Open VM console and configure networking:
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to enable the VMware\Hyper-V licensed feature of Backup Exec 2012. In addition, how to add a VMware server and configure a backup job. The first step is to acquire the necessary licen…

790 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question