VMWare Fusion image missing after restore

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Kjaeldeil, May 11, 2008.

  1. Kjaeldeil macrumors newbie

    May 6, 2008
    So I have a 2008 Macbook Pro, and I just installed a new hard drive, and used Time Machine to do a full restore, and now my VMWare WindowsXP image is missing. I thought I had it in my Virtual Machines folder, and did a search on my disk for all the extensions that VMWare claims it saves it in, but I cant find it anywhere. Just wondering if anyone has run into this, before I start over from scratch.

    Kalel the Jedi:confused:
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    By default, VMware flags its virtual machine image files to not be backed up via Time Machine... until version 1.2 was released, which changed the default to allow Time Machine backups of VM files. If you were using a version of VMware prior to 1.2 (which is a free update to VMware users), your virtual machine isn't going to be there.
  3. Kjaeldeil thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 6, 2008

    Thanks, I upgraded to 1.1.2 now, and I have to rebuild everything, but hopefully it will work in the future, I will double check the files are there in time machine this time.:eek:

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