My VM is trying to open a vmdk of a different name. My VMDK file is xyz.vmdk for example, and the errror I get is "cannot find xyz_1.vmdk".
How would I go about fixing this?
I a VM has multiple virtual disks, they will be named like
disk 1: xyz.vmdk
disk 2: xyz_1.vmdk
disk 3: xyz_2.vmdk
That said, the error message you see usually shows up if a file that makes up the virtual disk is missing.
By default, a VMware Workstation virtual disk consists of a descriptor file e.g. "xyz_1.vmdk", and multiple data files "xyz_1-s0xx.vmdk".
Please verify that none of the required files is missing.
If one is missing, check whether it may have been quarantined by your A/V. Another possible reason for missing files could be, that the VMs are stored in folders that are included in the OneDrive replication.