Cppn
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The file specified is not a virtual disk

Hello

Today I wanted to turn on the virtual machine and I got an error

"The file specified is not a virtual disk"

I tried using the command "vmware-vdiskmanager -R path\to\*.vmdk", it didn’t help

SOS!

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a_p_
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Please check whether all of the required files - Windows 10-cl1-s001.vmdk .. Windows 10-cl1-s016.vmdk - exist in the VM's folder.

If a file is missing, check whether it has been quarantined by your A/V.

André

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Cppn
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Windows 10-cl1-s001.vmdk .. Windows 10-cl1-s016.vmdk - exist in the VM's folder.

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a_p_
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Does the vmware.log file contain related information?

André

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Cppn
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maksym007
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Via winscp you can check if delta files are on their place.

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a_p_
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Seems no new log file has been created.

In this case extract the attached .zip archive to a new folder, then drag&drop the VM's folder onto the Get-VmdkHeader.cmd.
The scripts will do a quick check, and extract the metadata from the .vmdk files.

Once done, compress/zip the newly create .bin files, and attach the .zip archive to your next reply.

André

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Cppn
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 Get-VmdkHeader doesn't work or i don't understand

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a_p_
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Leadership

Can you please move the VM's files into a directory that contains no special characters (e.g. "C:\VM"), and try to run the VM from there?

André

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