sefsinc
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Vmplayer 3's library shows items twice

When I open a vm in vmware player 3 the left side which shows previously opened vm's shows an item up twice.

This is on ubuntu 9.10

Anyone else experiencing this?

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continuum
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nothing serious - edit

/home/user/.vmware/preferences




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sefsinc
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Can you elaborate on your solution?

I know I can right click and delete one of the double items or both. But the doubles always comeback. Will your solution prevent this?

Thanks.

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continuum
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unknown - post preferences file please






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.encoding = "UTF-8"

pref.grabOnKeyPress = "FALSE"

pref.eula.0.appName = "VMware Workstation"

pref.eula.0.buildNumber = "45731"

pref.tip.index = "1"

webUpdate.checkLast = "1223766952"

pref.tip.startup = "FALSE"

pref.placement.right = "1280"

pref.placement.bottom = "1002"

prefvmx.defaultVMPath = "/home/foxtrot/vm_mnt"

pref.ws.openedObj0.present = "TRUE"

pref.ws.openedObj0.type = "vm"

pref.ws.openedObj0.path = "/vm/|23a0cddc5b1d2c19c1/"

pref.ws.openedObj0.file = "/home/foxtrot/vm_mnt/ArchLinux/ArchLinux.vmx"

pref.ws.openedObj0.dest = "/host2/|23_client/"

pref.ws.openedObj.maxNum = "17"

pref.autoFit = "TRUE"

pref.fullscreen.autohide = "TRUE"

pref.fullscreen.toolbarPixels = "0"

pref.trayicon.enabled = "FALSE"

pref.ws.currentObj.path = "/vm/|2360214a0b34137e8e/"

pref.ws.currentObj.type = "vm"

pref.ws.openedObj1.present = "TRUE"

pref.ws.openedObj1.type = "vm"

pref.ws.openedObj1.path = "/vm/|23942f661bac79c238/"

pref.ws.openedObj1.file = "/home/foxtrot/vm_mnt/Gentoo1/Gentoo.vmx"

pref.ws.openedObj1.dest = "/host2/|23_client/"

pref.ws.openedObj2.present = "TRUE"

pref.ws.openedObj2.type = "vm"

pref.ws.openedObj2.path = "/vm/|235462f8043f2dbfd7/"

pref.ws.openedObj2.file = "/home/foxtrot/vm_mnt/Gentoo1/Gentoo.vmx"

pref.ws.openedObj2.dest = "/host2/|23_client/"

pref.ws.openedObj3.present = "TRUE"

pref.ws.openedObj3.type = "vm"

pref.ws.openedObj3.path = "/vm/|2308ca11ff9413067c/"

pref.ws.openedObj3.file = "/home/foxtrot/vm_mnt/Gentoo1/Gentoo.vmx"

pref.ws.openedObj3.dest = "/host2/|23_client/"

pref.ws.openedObj4.present = "TRUE"

pref.ws.openedObj4.type = "vm"

pref.ws.openedObj4.path = "/vm/|238c16f833d148e30a/"

pref.ws.openedObj4.file = "/home/foxtrot/vm_mnt/Gentoo/Gentoo.vmx"

pref.ws.openedObj4.dest = "/host2/|23_client/"

pref.ws.openedObj5.present = "TRUE"

pref.ws.openedObj5.type = "vm"

pref.ws.openedObj5.path = "/vm/|23e777796645dc9c20/"

pref.ws.openedObj5.file = "/home/foxtrot/vm_mnt/honeypotGentoo1/Gentoo.vmx"

pref.ws.openedObj5.dest = "/host2/|23_client/"

pref.view.navBar = "FALSE"

pref.placement.top = "25"

pref.autoFitGuestToWindow = "TRUE"

pref.ws.openedObj6.present = "TRUE"

pref.ws.openedObj6.type = "vm"

pref.ws.openedObj6.path = "/vm/|2316d795a79d96b90e/"

pref.ws.openedObj6.file = "/home/foxtrot/vm_mnt/Gentoo1/Gentoo.vmx"

pref.ws.openedObj6.dest = "/host2/|23_client/"

pref.view.tabs = "FALSE"

pref.eula.1.appName = "VMware Player"

pref.eula.1.buildNumber = "45731"

pref.vmplayer.fullscreen.autohide = "TRUE"

pref.vmplayer.vmPos0.index = "2"

pref.vmplayer.vmPos0.vmPath = "/mnt/vmware/vmware/XUbuntu (Victim-)/CertAU.vmx"

pref.vmplayer.vmPos0.geometry = "732x610046"

pref.view.navBar.width = "0"

pref.ws.openedObj7.present = "TRUE"

pref.ws.openedObj7.type = "vm"

pref.ws.openedObj7.path = "/vm/|23b51fe23ca7db6f92/"

pref.ws.openedObj7.file = "/home/foxtrot/vm_mnt/ArchLinux/ArchLinux.vmx"

pref.ws.openedObj7.dest = "/host2/|23_client/"

pref.ws.openedObj8.present = "TRUE"

pref.ws.openedObj8.type = "vm"

pref.ws.openedObj8.path = "/vm/|23ec147d910259769e/"

pref.ws.openedObj8.file = "/home/foxtrot/vm_mnt/Gentoo/Gentoo.vmx"

pref.ws.openedObj8.dest = "/host2/|23_client/"

pref.eula.2.appName = "VMware Player"

pref.eula.2.buildNumber = "185404"

pref.ws.openedObj9.present = "TRUE"

pref.ws.openedObj9.type = "vm"

pref.ws.openedObj9.path = "/vm/|2302605e45d601ba5c/"

pref.ws.openedObj9.file = "/home/foxtrot/vm_mnt/ArchLinux/ArchLinux.vmx"

pref.ws.openedObj9.dest = "/host2/|23_client/"

pref.ws.openedObj10.present = "TRUE"

pref.ws.openedObj10.type = "vm"

pref.ws.openedObj10.path = "/vm/|23c202bfd43b5fe782/"

pref.ws.openedObj10.file = "/home/foxtrot/vm_mnt/Gentoo/Gentoo.vmx"

pref.ws.openedObj10.dest = "/host2/|23_client/"

pref.ws.openedObj11.present = "TRUE"

pref.ws.openedObj11.type = "vm"

pref.ws.openedObj11.path = "/vm/|2323fabbc7ebd98a28/"

pref.ws.openedObj11.file = "/home/foxtrot/vm_mnt/Gentoo/Gentoo.vmx"

pref.ws.openedObj11.dest = "/host2/|23_client/"

pref.ws.openedObj12.present = "TRUE"

pref.ws.openedObj12.type = "vm"

pref.ws.openedObj12.path = "/vm/|23d0b6442250b202e2/"

pref.ws.openedObj12.file = "/mnt/vmware/vmware/honeypotGentoo1/Gentoo.vmx"

pref.ws.openedObj12.dest = "/host2/|23_client/"

pref.ws.openedObj13.present = "TRUE"

pref.ws.openedObj13.type = "vm"

pref.ws.openedObj13.path = "/vm/|23015e2bbb3bed1683/"

pref.ws.openedObj13.file = "/mnt/vmware/vmware/Gentoo1/Gentoo.vmx"

pref.ws.openedObj13.dest = "/host2/|23_client/"

pref.ws.openedObj14.present = "TRUE"

pref.ws.openedObj14.type = "vm"

pref.ws.openedObj14.path = "/vm/|239d49231c2abc0fdb/"

pref.ws.openedObj14.file = "/mnt/vmware/vmware/Gentoo/Gentoo.vmx"

pref.ws.openedObj14.dest = "/host2/|23_client/"

pref.ws.openedObj15.present = "TRUE"

pref.ws.openedObj15.type = "vm"

pref.ws.openedObj15.path = "/vm/|23641ab89fabed2aed/"

pref.ws.openedObj15.file = "/mnt/vmware/vmware/ArchLinux/ArchLinux.vmx"

pref.ws.openedObj15.dest = "/host2/|23_client/"

pref.ws.openedObj16.present = "TRUE"

pref.ws.openedObj16.type = "vm"

pref.ws.openedObj16.path = "/vm/|2360214a0b34137e8e/"

pref.ws.openedObj16.file = "/mnt/vmware/vmware/XUbuntu2/CertAU.vmx"

pref.ws.openedObj16.dest = "/host2/|23_client/"

pref.eula.3.appName = "VMware Player"

pref.eula.3.buildNumber = "126130"

webUpdate.lastCheck.status = "done_none"

hint.guestos.xp = "FALSE"

hint.hostlinux.othervms = "FALSE"

pref.eula.4.appName = "VMware Workstation"

pref.eula.4.buildNumber = "185404"

pref.eula.5.appName = "VMware Workstation"

pref.eula.5.buildNumber = "156735"

pref.eula.6.appName = "VMware Workstation"

pref.eula.6.buildNumber = "203739"

pref.vmplayer.vmPos1.index = "1"

pref.vmplayer.vmPos1.vmPath = "/mnt/vmware/vmware/XUbuntu2/CertAU.vmx"

pref.vmplayer.vmPos1.geometry = "732x610046"

pref.vmplayer.confirmOnExit = "TRUE"

pref.vmplayer.deviceBarToplevel = "FALSE"

pref.vmplayer.exit.vmAction = "poweroff"

pref.vmplayer.vmPos2.index = "0"

pref.vmplayer.vmPos2.vmPath = "/mnt/vmware/vmware/XUbuntu1/XUbuntu1.vmx"

pref.vmplayer.vmPos2.geometry = "1032x828242172"

pref.vmplayer.vmPos3.index = "3"

pref.vmplayer.vmPos3.vmPath = "/mnt/vmware/vmware/Ubuntu 8.04 General Development Server/XUbuntu1.vmx"

pref.vmplayer.vmPos3.geometry = "732x610046"

pref.vmplayer.vmPos4.index = "7"

pref.vmplayer.vmPos4.vmPath = "/mnt/vmware/vmware/Gentoo1/Gentoo.vmx"

pref.vmplayer.vmPos4.geometry = "1274x975025"

pref.vmplayer.vmPos5.index = "5"

pref.vmplayer.vmPos5.vmPath = "/mnt/vmware/vmware/ArchLinux/ArchLinux.vmx"

pref.vmplayer.vmPos5.geometry = "1274x927046"

pref.vmplayer.vmPos6.index = "6"

pref.vmplayer.vmPos6.vmPath = "/mnt/vmware/vmware/FSIncCA/CertAU.vmx"

pref.vmplayer.vmPos6.geometry = "732x610046"

pref.eula.7.appName = "VMware Player"

pref.eula.7.buildNumber = "118166"

pref.eula.8.appName = "VMware Workstation"

pref.eula.8.buildNumber = "126130"

pref.vmplayer.vmPos7.index = "4"

pref.vmplayer.vmPos7.vmPath = "/mnt/vmware/vmware/Gentoo/Gentoo.vmx"

pref.vmplayer.vmPos7.geometry = "1274x975025"

pref.eula.9.appName = "VMware Workstation"

pref.eula.9.buildNumber = "118166"

pref.registrationViewed = "FALSE"

pref.usbDev.maxDevs = "9"

pref.keyboardAndMouse.maxProfiles = "0"

webUpdate.lastCheckTime = "1258585005"

hint.vmui.showAllUSBDevs = "FALSE"

vmWizard.mruISO0.isoLocation = "/home/foxtrot/hd2/Internet_Downloads/linux/knoppix_v5/KNOPPIX_V5.0.1CD-2006-06-01-EN.iso"

pref.eula.10.appName = "VMware Workstation"

pref.eula.10.buildNumber = "55017"

vmWizard.mruISO1.isoLocation = "/home/foxtrot/hd2/Internet_Downloads/linux/ubuntu/ubuntu-9.10-desktop-i386.iso"

webUpdate.failCount = "0"

pref.hotkey.gui = "default"

vmWizard.mruISO2.isoLocation = "/usr/lib/vmware/isoimages/linux.iso"

vmWizard.guestKey = "ubuntu"

vmWizard.installMediaType = "later"

vmWizard.mruISO3.isoLocation = "/home/foxtrot/hd2/Internet_Downloads/linux/centos/centos-pre-final.iso"

vmWizard.lastPowerOnValue = "FALSE"

pref.placement.left = "0"

pref.usbDev0.deviceID = "281483640899988"

pref.usbDev0.showInStatusbar = "FALSE"

pref.usbDev1.deviceID = "281483697798147"

pref.usbDev1.showInStatusbar = "FALSE"

pref.usbDev2.deviceID = "281483911570803"

pref.usbDev2.showInStatusbar = "FALSE"

hint.tools.toolsReminder = "FALSE"

webUpdate.updatesAvailable = "FALSE"

pref.eula.11.appName = "VMware Workstation"

pref.eula.11.buildNumber = "59824"

pref.eula.12.appName = "VMware Workstation"

pref.eula.12.buildNumber = "80004"

vmWizard.mruISO4.isoLocation = "/home/foxtrot/hd2/Internet_Downloads/bootdisk/ghost2k3/ghost2k3.img"

vmWizard.mruISO5.isoLocation = "/home/foxtrot/hd2/Internet_Downloads/linux/ubuntu/ubuntu-9.04-desktop-i386.iso"

vmWizard.mruISO6.isoLocation = "/home/foxtrot/hd2/Internet_Downloads/linux/knoppix_v5/KNOPPIX_V6.0.1CD-2009-02-08-EN.iso"

pref.usbDev3.deviceID = "281488126541828"

pref.usbDev3.showInStatusbar = "FALSE"

vmWizard.mruISO7.isoLocation = "/home/foxtrot/hd2/Internet_Downloads/spinrite/SpinRite.iso"

vmWizard.mruISO8.isoLocation = "/home/foxtrot/hd2/Internet_Downloads/linux/ubuntu/ubuntu-9.04-alternate-i386.iso"

vmWizard.mruISO9.isoLocation = "/home/foxtrot/hd2/Internet_Downloads/linux/gparted/gparted-live-0.4.5-3.iso"

pref.usbDev4.deviceID = "281488206538099"

pref.usbDev4.showInStatusbar = "FALSE"

pref.eula.13.appName = "VMware Player"

pref.eula.13.buildNumber = "203739"

pref.eula.14.appName = "VMware Workstation"

pref.eula.14.buildNumber = "93057"

pref.usbDev5.deviceID = "281492439044353"

pref.usbDev5.showInStatusbar = "FALSE"

vmWizard.mode = "typical"

hint.usb.disconnectHostDriver = "FALSE"

pref.usbDev6.deviceID = "562958888281459"

pref.usbDev6.showInStatusbar = "FALSE"

pref.eula.15.appName = "VMware Player"

pref.eula.15.buildNumber = "93057"

pref.eula.16.appName = "VMware Player"

pref.eula.16.buildNumber = "109488"

pref.usbDev7.deviceID = "562963183248755"

pref.usbDev7.showInStatusbar = "FALSE"

pref.eula.17.appName = "VMware Workstation"

pref.eula.17.buildNumber = "109488"

pref.eula.18.appName = "VMware Player"

pref.eula.18.buildNumber = "156735"

pref.vmplayer.vmPos4.fullscreen = "FALSE"

pref.vmplayer.vmPos0.fullscreen = "FALSE"

pref.vmplayer.vmPos7.fullscreen = "FALSE"

pref.vmplayer.vmPos6.fullscreen = "FALSE"

pref.vmplayer.vmPos2.fullscreen = "FALSE"

pref.usbDev8.deviceID = "1407383818413427"

pref.usbDev8.showInStatusbar = "FALSE"

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continuum
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hmmm - unusual ...

I would run all vmplayer windows and then delete all lines starting with

pref.ws.openedObj

this will wipe the home screen - then see if those dublicates reappear when you add them one by one again






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Are you using Workstation and Player at the same time?

If so, please elaborate on your workflow.

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sefsinc
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No i don't. Sometimes I would have them open at the same time by mistake.

But mostly it's one or the other.

Strangely enough just the opposite was happening before I upgraded to Player 3. With player two when i open a vm it did not remember it so the library had no entries. This behaviour started in ubuntu 9.10 only.

I delete the entries that continumm told me to delete but the problem persisted. So i went in there again with the butcher's knife and did a hatchet job on anything that looked like a library entry and now the problem is gone.

So between delete what continum suggesting and further deleting all library entries altogether seems to have solved it for now.

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anderics
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I just had a very similar problem with both 3.0.1 and 3.1.0 on a Windows 7 x64 host. Items would show twice and one of the duplicates could not be deleted.

It turned out to be a problem with invalid paths in the "pref.mruVM.filename" entries in the file %APPDATA%\VMware\preferences.ini.

I had previously renamed the root folder for the VM library from "VMWare" to "VMware", bad idea obviously.

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