4 Replies Latest reply on May 6, 2013 12:24 PM by Joe_Snyder

    Error while powering on: Unable to open file that exists

    Joe_Snyder Lurker

      This weekend a partition containing my VMWare virtual machines was accidently deleted by Acronis backup software
      I rebuilt the partition and re-assigned the same drive letter.
      I then restored the "Virtual Machines" folder from my backup.
      Now when I launch VMPlayer and start my virtual machine I get the following error:

      Error while powering on: Unable to open file "H:\Virtual Machines\Windows\XP Professional\Windoes XP Professional.vmdk": The system cannot find the file specified.

      Looking in the directory I find the file with the correct directory path and filename.
      No attributes (hidden, readonly etc.) are on.
      I am logged in as administrator.

      Is there some other files/directories I should have also restored?
      Suggestions?