manish9911
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workstation 15 player

hello , i recently thought to delete an installed linux VM from my workstation player .but I accidentally deleted the main linux file from the hard disk without before deleting the Linux VM in the workstation , so the hdd memory that I assigned to linux vm in the workstation is not released , so I need to recover the allotted memory for that vm.your help would be really appreciated,thanks in advance.

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bluefirestorm
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So if I understand correctly, the VMware Player application was uninstalled but the Linux VM created previously was not deleted prior to that. (A bit like uninstalling Microsoft Office without deleting the Word document, Excel spreadsheets, etc that were created)

You don't indicate what your host OS is.

For Windows host OS, the default location where VMs are created %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Virtual Machines

For Linux host OS, the default location is /home/$USER/vmware

If the VMs were not created in the default location or you moved them around, look for a file(s) with extensions vmdk and or vmx. The vmdk files will be the large ones as it forms the virtual drives of the VM.

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