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error running my virtual macine

Error while powering on: Unable to open file "I:\Local Disk\Benz\Xentry_07.2014_SD4\Xentry-0.vmdk": The system cannot find the file specified.

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Welcome to the Community,

in order to get help, you need to be a bit more specific, and provide some details.

To start with, run dir *.* /one in the VM's folder and post the output.

André

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Volume in drive I is Xentry_SD4
Volume Serial Number is 98C1-7340

Directory of I:\Local Disk\Benz\Xentry_07.2014_SD4

11/19/2020 09:02 PM <DIR> .
11/19/2020 09:02 PM <DIR> ..
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 826,277,888 564ddcc3-abde-2bb9-7496-d4c4b7300aab.vmem
11/18/2020 07:07 PM <DIR> caches
11/19/2020 09:02 PM 0 filelist.txt
03/18/2015 08:23 PM 1,404 license.reg
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 512 M52927.lck
03/04/2020 07:46 PM 8,684 nvram
08/10/2014 05:59 PM 22,865,801 vmmcores-1.gz
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 89,610 vmware.log
03/04/2020 07:46 PM 91,989 vmware-0.log
03/04/2020 07:17 PM 94,504 vmware-1.log
03/04/2020 06:41 PM 93,327 vmware-2.log
05/15/2014 01:08 PM 550 Xentry.vmdk
11/18/2020 07:12 PM 413 Xentry.vmsd
11/18/2020 07:46 PM 2,267 Xentry.vmx
08/19/2014 03:14 PM 364 Xentry.vmxf
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 3,630 Xentry-0.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 4,023 Xentry-0-000001.vmdk
11/18/2020 06:49 PM <DIR> Xentry-0-000001.vmdk.lck
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 324,337,664 Xentry-0-000001-s001.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 383,385,600 Xentry-0-000001-s002.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 327,680 Xentry-0-000001-s003.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 244,973,568 Xentry-0-000001-s004.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 288,620,544 Xentry-0-000001-s005.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 70,189,056 Xentry-0-000001-s006.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 92,143,616 Xentry-0-000001-s007.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 132,317,184 Xentry-0-000001-s008.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 851,050,496 Xentry-0-000001-s009.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 656,670,720 Xentry-0-000001-s010.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 1,437,925,376 Xentry-0-000001-s011.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 2,123,431,936 Xentry-0-000001-s012.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 1,609,433,088 Xentry-0-000001-s013.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 327,680 Xentry-0-000001-s014.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 15,138,816 Xentry-0-000001-s015.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 4,194,304 Xentry-0-000001-s016.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 327,680 Xentry-0-000001-s017.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 327,680 Xentry-0-000001-s018.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 983,040 Xentry-0-000001-s019.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 327,680 Xentry-0-000001-s020.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 327,680 Xentry-0-000001-s021.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 2,883,584 Xentry-0-000001-s022.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 327,680 Xentry-0-000001-s023.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 327,680 Xentry-0-000001-s024.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 327,680 Xentry-0-000001-s025.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 327,680 Xentry-0-000001-s026.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 327,680 Xentry-0-000001-s027.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 327,680 Xentry-0-000001-s028.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 961,216,512 Xentry-0-000001-s029.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 327,680 Xentry-0-000001-s030.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 393,216 Xentry-0-000001-s031.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 327,680 Xentry-0-000001-s032.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 327,680 Xentry-0-000001-s033.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 1,179,648 Xentry-0-000001-s034.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 917,504 Xentry-0-000001-s035.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 720,896 Xentry-0-000001-s036.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 68,419,584 Xentry-0-000001-s037.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 19,726,336 Xentry-0-000001-s038.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 327,680 Xentry-0-000001-s039.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 327,680 Xentry-0-000001-s040.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 12,386,304 Xentry-0-000001-s041.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 10,813,440 Xentry-0-000001-s042.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 327,680 Xentry-0-000001-s043.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 1,507,328 Xentry-0-000001-s044.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 786,432 Xentry-0-000001-s045.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 327,680 Xentry-0-000001-s046.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 327,680 Xentry-0-000001-s047.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 786,432 Xentry-0-000001-s048.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 327,680 Xentry-0-000001-s049.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 4,194,304 Xentry-0-000001-s050.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 327,680 Xentry-0-000001-s051.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 327,680 Xentry-0-000001-s052.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 327,680 Xentry-0-000001-s053.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 78,643,200 Xentry-0-000001-s054.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 85,852,160 Xentry-0-000001-s055.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 314,376,192 Xentry-0-000001-s056.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 327,680 Xentry-0-000001-s057.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 50,921,472 Xentry-0-000001-s058.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 80,674,816 Xentry-0-000001-s059.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 27,394,048 Xentry-0-000001-s060.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 11,665,408 Xentry-0-000001-s061.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 34,930,688 Xentry-0-000001-s062.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 23,199,744 Xentry-0-000001-s063.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 66,322,432 Xentry-0-000001-s064.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 16,121,856 Xentry-0-000001-s065.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 29,360,128 Xentry-0-000001-s066.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 17,760,256 Xentry-0-000001-s067.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 15,204,352 Xentry-0-000001-s068.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 28,508,160 Xentry-0-000001-s069.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 327,680 Xentry-0-000001-s070.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 327,680 Xentry-0-000001-s071.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 327,680 Xentry-0-000001-s072.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 327,680 Xentry-0-000001-s073.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 327,680 Xentry-0-000001-s074.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 327,680 Xentry-0-000001-s075.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 3,932,160 Xentry-0-000001-s076.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 458,752 Xentry-0-000001-s077.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 393,216 Xentry-0-000001-s078.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 327,680 Xentry-0-000001-s079.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 327,680 Xentry-0-000001-s080.vmdk
03/04/2020 07:47 PM 65,536 Xentry-0-000001-s081.vmdk
06/07/2014 05:22 PM 22,556,377,088 Xentry-000001.vmdk
11/18/2020 07:00 PM 2,141,913,088 Xentry-0-s001.vmdk
11/18/2020 07:00 PM 1,379,401,728 Xentry-0-s002.vmdk
11/18/2020 07:00 PM 327,680 Xentry-0-s003.vmdk
11/18/2020 07:00 PM 1,568,407,552 Xentry-0-s004.vmdk
11/18/2020 07:00 PM 2,130,575,360 Xentry-0-s005.vmdk
11/18/2020 07:00 PM 2,123,694,080 Xentry-0-s006.vmdk
11/18/2020 07:00 PM 2,130,116,608 Xentry-0-s007.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 2,102,657,024 Xentry-0-s009.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 1,656,291,328 Xentry-0-s010.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 1,633,353,728 Xentry-0-s011.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 327,680 Xentry-0-s012.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 327,680 Xentry-0-s013.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 327,680 Xentry-0-s014.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 1,828,847,616 Xentry-0-s015.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 2,124,873,728 Xentry-0-s016.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 2,146,762,752 Xentry-0-s017.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 2,146,762,752 Xentry-0-s018.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 2,146,762,752 Xentry-0-s019.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 2,146,762,752 Xentry-0-s020.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 2,146,762,752 Xentry-0-s021.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 2,146,762,752 Xentry-0-s022.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 2,146,762,752 Xentry-0-s023.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 2,146,762,752 Xentry-0-s024.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 2,146,762,752 Xentry-0-s025.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 2,146,762,752 Xentry-0-s026.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 2,146,762,752 Xentry-0-s027.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 2,146,762,752 Xentry-0-s028.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 1,147,076,608 Xentry-0-s029.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 1,360,920,576 Xentry-0-s030.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 2,146,762,752 Xentry-0-s031.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 2,146,762,752 Xentry-0-s032.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 2,146,762,752 Xentry-0-s033.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 2,146,762,752 Xentry-0-s034.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 2,146,762,752 Xentry-0-s035.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 2,146,762,752 Xentry-0-s036.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 2,146,566,144 Xentry-0-s037.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 1,901,658,112 Xentry-0-s038.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 327,680 Xentry-0-s039.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 327,680 Xentry-0-s040.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 2,090,270,720 Xentry-0-s041.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 2,146,631,680 Xentry-0-s042.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 2,146,762,752 Xentry-0-s043.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 2,146,762,752 Xentry-0-s044.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 2,146,762,752 Xentry-0-s045.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 2,146,762,752 Xentry-0-s046.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 2,146,762,752 Xentry-0-s047.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 2,146,762,752 Xentry-0-s048.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 2,146,631,680 Xentry-0-s049.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 2,140,602,368 Xentry-0-s050.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 1,680,736,256 Xentry-0-s051.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 327,680 Xentry-0-s052.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 327,680 Xentry-0-s053.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 1,122,762,752 Xentry-0-s054.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 2,143,617,024 Xentry-0-s055.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 367,001,600 Xentry-0-s056.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 327,680 Xentry-0-s057.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 673,316,864 Xentry-0-s058.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 2,146,762,752 Xentry-0-s059.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 2,146,762,752 Xentry-0-s060.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 2,146,762,752 Xentry-0-s061.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 2,146,762,752 Xentry-0-s062.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 2,146,762,752 Xentry-0-s063.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 2,124,873,728 Xentry-0-s064.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 2,146,762,752 Xentry-0-s065.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 2,146,762,752 Xentry-0-s066.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 2,146,762,752 Xentry-0-s067.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 2,146,762,752 Xentry-0-s068.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 1,258,487,808 Xentry-0-s069.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 327,680 Xentry-0-s070.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 327,680 Xentry-0-s071.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 327,680 Xentry-0-s072.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 327,680 Xentry-0-s073.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 327,680 Xentry-0-s074.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 327,680 Xentry-0-s075.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 68,681,728 Xentry-0-s076.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 524,288 Xentry-0-s077.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 393,216 Xentry-0-s078.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 327,680 Xentry-0-s079.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 327,680 Xentry-0-s080.vmdk
08/11/2014 01:08 PM 131,072 Xentry-0-s081.vmdk
178 File(s) 149,812,994,038 bytes
4 Dir(s) 168,334,032,896 bytes free

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A required file "Xentry-0-s008.vmdk" is missing for whatever reason.

You may want to check whether is has been quarantined by e.g. your A/V. If you can't find it anymore, you can replace the file with one that just contains metadata (e.g. a copy of "Xentry-0-s012.vmdk") to at least make the virtual disk work again.It may also be an option to restore that file from a recent backup, if you have one.
However, keep in mind that the data that was stored in the missing file got lost, which will also cause file system corruption within the guest OS.

What you should do prior to powering on the VM again, is to do a full backup of the VM's folder, or at lease create another snapshot, so that the current .vmdk files won't get modified, and you can revert to the current state if required.

André

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i cant find the missing file i did as you mentioned in i got the following message

File not found: Xentry-Snapshot22.vmsn 

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The .vmdk file is unfortunately not the only missing file.

Assuming that you already backued up the VM, you may try this:

  1. close VMware Workstation
  2. create a new sub-directory, e.g. named "cleanup"
  3. move files, and folders with extensions *.vmem, *.vmsd, *.gz, as well as the caches folder to the newly created sub-directory
  4. move "Xentry.vmdk", and "Xentry-000001.vmdk" to the newly created sub-directory
  5. create a new snapshot

You may also want to verify whether the .vmx file shows "Xentry-0-000001.vmdk" as the current virtual disk file.

What's  confusing me is the fact that the first 7 "Xentry-0-s0##.vmdk" have a current time stamp, but the other ones are from 08/11/2014.
In addition to this, the folder contains files which seem to be from a previous VM (the .vmdk files I mentioned in step4 above).
Can you explain what may have happened?

André

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first of all many thanks for your help and support. its long story to explain what happened but any way i'm going on the steps you mentioned its ok for me for all steps expect step 5 how could i create snapshot ?

 

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