johnjnovak
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Why Does Funsion Fail To Find Virtual Disk?

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I am running Fusion under Catalina Version 10.15.6

Using Fusion Professional Version 11.5.6 (16696540) I built a Linux client.  I shutdown the client and restarted.  Fusion reported the following problem:

File not found: /Volumes/DATA/LINUX/Virtual Machines/kali-linux-2020.3.vmwarevm/Virtual Disk.vmdk

I inspected the package content and the "missing" file is there.  What's going on?

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-rw-r--r--  1 John  staff  3925278720 Sep  7 09:52 Virtual Disk-s001.vmdk

-rw-r--r--  1 John  staff  3914661888 Sep  7 09:52 Virtual Disk-s002.vmdk

-rw-r--r--  1 John  staff  3333619712 Sep  7 09:52 Virtual Disk-s003.vmdk

-rw-r--r--  1 John  staff   734330880 Sep  7 09:52 Virtual Disk-s005.vmdk

-rw-r--r--  1 John  staff       65536 Sep  7 09:04 Virtual Disk-s006.vmdk

-rw-r--r--  1 John  staff         737 Sep  7 09:50 Virtual Disk.vmdk

-rw-------  1 John  staff        8684 Sep  7 09:52 kali-linux-2020.3.nvram

-rw-r--r--  1 John  staff         695 Sep  8 05:34 kali-linux-2020.3.plist

-rw-r--r--  1 John  staff          43 Sep  7 09:52 kali-linux-2020.3.vmsd

-rwxr-xr-x@ 1 John  staff        2829 Sep  7 10:06 kali-linux-2020.3.vmx

drwxrwxrwx  3 John  staff          96 Sep  8 05:33 kali-linux-2020.3.vmx.lck

-rw-r--r--  1 John  staff         272 Sep  7 09:04 kali-linux-2020.3.vmxf

-rw-r--r--  1 John  staff           0 Sep  7 10:13 quicklook-cache.png

-rw-r--r--@ 1 John  staff        1024 Sep  7 09:52 startMenu.plist

-rw-r--r--@ 1 John  staff      262648 Sep  7 09:52 vmware-0.log

-rw-r--r--@ 1 John  staff      103481 Sep  7 10:06 vmware.log

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johnjnovak
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Awesome.  I found out that my anti-virus program quarantined the ISO and the VMDK file.  I guess my Kali VM will have to wait.

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wila
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Hi,

You see the error because it is missing file "Virtual Disk-s004.vmdk"

Do you have a backup?

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Wil

| Author of Vimalin. The virtual machine Backup app for VMware Fusion, VMware Workstation and Player |
| More info at vimalin.com | Twitter @wilva
johnjnovak
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Thanks.  I do not know why that file is missing since I just created the VM.  I will build it again.

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johnjnovak
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Awesome.  I found out that my anti-virus program quarantined the ISO and the VMDK file.  I guess my Kali VM will have to wait.

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wila
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Hi,

Ahh.. well that at least explains what happened.

The general recommendation is to exclude .vmdk files from your antivirus program. It will hurt performance and can cause weird side effects as long as an antivirus product scans the virtual disk.

If you want the contents of the virtual disk to be under antivirus control then it is best to install an antivirus product in the guest OS itself.

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Wil

| Author of Vimalin. The virtual machine Backup app for VMware Fusion, VMware Workstation and Player |
| More info at vimalin.com | Twitter @wilva
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