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import an existing virtual machine, bundle folder greyed out

Have an old iMac and got a new one.

Old one runs windows 2000, windows 7 and windows 10.

Installed VMware fusion 8.5. (Old machine has version 7+.)

Wanted to migrate the virtual machine bundles but had difficulty locating them, and when I did they were greyed out.

(The bundles didn't turn up when I tried to view them via ethernet...although other files were there.)

So I copied the bundles put them on the desktop of the new machine. Not greyed out on desktop.

Still greyed out in fusion (import...choose an existing file).

I'm sure there is a discussion on this issue. So excuse me not finding it yet.

Thanks for your attention to this matter.

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Don't use import.  Just double-click the .vmdk bundle from finder and it'll open with fusion.

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Hey dlhotka:

Thanks for your reply.

Yeah, I eventually stumbled into just doing just that.

Right now I have them on my desktop. Only ran one of the bundles.

I'm going to move them to the documents folder, where they traditionally should be.

I take it this is the default folder...but I guess it doesn't matter.

Appreciate your reply.

Tim

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If you have macOS Sierra, you might want to store VMs in ~/Virtual\ Machines.localized instead of in ~/Documents/Virtual\ Machines.localized (the default for previous macOS/OS X versions): because, if you activate Desktop and Documents on iCloud Drive, you probably don't want to store multi-gigabyte VMs in the cloud.

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Hey SvenGus:

Thanks for the info.

Sounds good.

Appreciate the links.

Haven't got to it yet, so glad that I got your tip.

Tim

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