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ESXi Backups Won't Work On Workstation Pro

Hello all and thanks in advance.

I have backups from ESXi that I am trying to use on Workstation Pro. 

When I try to open the .vmx files, I get an error: "The file specified is not a virtual disk. Cannot open the disk 'suchandsuchdisk.vmdk.' or one of the snapshot disks it depends on.

I go into the hard disk and make sure to select the proper VMDK, but it still gives the same error. I even tried all of the VMDK files.


When I try to create a new VM and attach the VMDK file by "Use an existing virtual disk" I get an error "The file specified is not a virtual disk."


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