*Help* unable to create new VM because i deleted New Virtual Machine folder from datastore
Hello, I am a fledgling vmware admin for our school district. I have a 2008 R2 template that I deploy new virtual machines from. Today I was looking at my datastores and noticed that there was a New Virtual Machine folder inside datastore 3. I mistakenly assumed that those files were from a new VM deployment that had gone wrong and the vm had been removed. I opted to delete those files and now when i try to deploy a new VM from my template, I get the error
Clone Virtual Machine
Unable to access file [EQL-VMFS-PROD03] New Virtual Machine/New Virtual Machine-000001.vmdk
Any idea how bad what I have done actually is? Any tips on how to go about getting those files back to the datastore?