newbieone
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The file specified is not a virtual disk.

I have been running this VMware for a very long time , today my pc have  turned off on it's on few times, I try to open up the VMware and I get this error 

http://prntscr.com/10fugqr

 

http://prntscr.com/10fuhgi

 

The VMware have very important information on it  and I need to retrieve anything from there, is there any hope? 

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a_p_
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Welcome to the Community,

The screenshots are unfortunately missing important details.
Please run dir *.* /one > filelist.txt in the VMs folder, then compress/zip "filelist.txt", "Work Windows 7.vmdk" (the small text file) along with a current vmware.log (if there is one), and attach the .zip archive to your next reply.

As a side note: Please do not use external links to provide details like screenshots, attachments, etc. but insert them directly into your posts.

André

newbieone
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I uploaded logs and all the files you asked for

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a_p_
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The folder contains a "Work Windows 7.vmdk" sub-directory, although this name is actually required for the virtual disk's descriptor/header file. Do you have an idea what may have happened? What's in this sub-directory?
Unless the sub-directory contains the correct "Work Windows 7.vmdk" file, let me know, and I will try to recreate one for you.

As in any recovery case, please consider to backup the VM's current files in case something unexpected happens during the recovery!

André

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a_p_
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To save some time, I've created a replacement for the missing "Work Windows 7.vmdk" file.
What you need to do is to close VMware Workstation, rename the "Work Windows 7.vmdk" directory, extract the .vmdk file from the attached .zip archive, and save it in the VM's folder.

André

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