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Move VM from Workstation to ESXi: cannot open VMX configuration file when powering on

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strivoliFlag for Italy asked on
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I have a VM running on a very old Workstation v.7 and need to move to ESXi v.7. I've shutted down the VM and copied the Folder containing the VM from the PC running Workstation to the Datastore on the ESXi. Once the copy was over, I've "Registered an existing virtual machine" using the ESXi Web Console. The Registration completed successfully but when I try to start the VM I get the error:
The VMX File exists. What's missing?
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