6 Replies Latest reply on Jun 17, 2011 9:43 AM by continuum

    VMware Workstation cannot open one of the virtual disks needed by this VM because it is larger than the maximum file size supported by the host file system.

    TBOlson Novice

       

      I'm in the process of moving from Windows XP (64-bit) to a new machine with Windows 7 installed.  I moved from VMWare Workstation 6 to 7.0.1 as part of the process.  The problem is with a very large RAID 5 volume on the new system.  It is a 5.45 TB partition (GPT and NTFS). 

       

       

      When I try to start a virtual machine on that volume, I get the message "VMware Workstation cannot open one of the virtual disks needed by this VM because it is larger than the maximum file size supported by the host file system.".  This is obviously not true.  If I copy the virtual machine to another drive on the system, it starts without a problem.

       

       

      Does anyone have any ideas as to how to get around this problem?