You have Vista - have you checked file permissions ?
In Vista file-permissions change like the weather - so look there first
Yup. I actually went and copied the VM into the folder for a VM which worked, and applied permissions downward. The problem persisted. And I'm Admin on this machine anyway.
Besides, if it were a permission issue, why would removing the spaces fix it, and putting the spaces in the VMX file name break it again?
Is the VM located in a very deep path ? - very long pathname ?
Whats the filesystem - ntfs or fat32 ?
No, the path was I:\MOSS003 - OCT07 Base\Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition.vmx. Not very long...
I dont have vista to hand, but, this used to happen to XP machines to, if you could work out and translate thsi to vista process try:
Explorer -> Tools ->Folder Options-> File Types->
find the vmx file
on open click edit
and check that the %1 is in double quotes
your fix solved my problem with my initial access attempt following installation of 6.0.2. on WVista. have u reported the bug?
Nope, I've not submitted this as a bug - I'm not sure how to do that.
But I did just get someone else saying that they had a similar issue on Vista - http://www.novolocus.com/2007/10/22/error-you-do-not-have-access-rights-to-this-file/
His problem involved numbers, not spaces, in the VMX file name, though.
Unfortunately, the problem seems very intermittent. Certainly, I've not had any issues with numbers in the file name.