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VMWare Fusion: "No Permission to access this virtual machine"

VMWare Fusion: "No Permission to access this virtual machine"

I had a VMWare Fusion VM backed up on my home network file server (Ubuntu). I wanted to run it again, so I copied it back to my Macbook.

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Guest [Entry]

"I called up VMWare Tech support to get a solution for this. After some very helpful investigation by the VMWare Tech, we eventually got it working by creating a new VM based off of the old virtual disks.

The tech speculated that copying the files off my Mac to a Samba share might have caused the permissions to become improperly set. He mentioned that copying files onto and back from a FAT volume (with its rudimentary permissions system) can occasionally fix problems like these."
Guest [Entry]

"It looks like you're using vmware-run to start the VM ? Not the fusion UI (I'm interpreting the copy-n-paste text in your post).

This might be the same problem as VMWare Fusion 2.0.6 no longer wants to load my VMs - my advice there may apply here."
Guest [Entry]

"Give proper permission to that user on the desired directory, like:
# chown user /work

Now you can choose this /work [your directory] to install VM."