I have updated OS to MacOS Monterey on MacBook Air by mistake, now VMware Fusion (version 8.5.10 - 7527438) is
showing status "Powered off" after this update.
I was running VM fusion on windows 7.
Windows 7x64bit data is still in the director/documents (101 GB)
Please advise if I can still recover my data
You’ll need Fusion 12.2.x, as per: https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2088571
With v12, there is a Player version which is free for personal use: https://customerconnect.vmware.com/web/vmware/evalcenter?p=fusion-player-personal
You can compare the Player and Pro versions here: https://www.vmware.com/products/fusion.html
If you need Pro, that will be a new license.
Thanks you so much for your reply, greatly appreciated!
Should I simply download Fusion 12 or I need make any changes before downloading or back up windows7 folder ?
I have downloaded Fusion 12, its now showing all the files but unfortunately still showing the status of windows 7 64 as "Powered Off" and Power On tab doesn't work. I have come this far with your help, I need further guidance to get it working. Please reply asap.
Could you post the contents of the Windows 7 virtual machine's "bundle" folder.
In the Virtual Machine Library, right click on the VM and select "Show in Finder".
In the Finder view, right click on the virtual machine, and select "Show Package Contents" That'll open another Finder window and show all the components of the virtual machine. Post the contents here so we can review them. We're looking to see if there are any lock files that can be deleted that might keep your VM from powering on.
If we don't find anything in that listing, you might want to try completely uninstall VMware Fusion and any auxiliary files (make sure you have your license key handy as this procedure delete the licensing files on the hard drive).. Drag the Fusion application to the trash, and then look for additional directories per the advice given in https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/1017838. Empty the trash and reboot the machine. Re-install Fusion 12 Player.
Those photos are tiny and no text can be seen when zoomed in, proper screenshots taken by your Mac (rather than photos of your screen) will be needed.
I still think you should go through a full uninstall and reinstall of Fusion given you had Fusion 8.5 installed before upgrading to Monterey, but before we do that I'd like to see a few more things first.