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Moving a VMware Workstation 5 Virtual Machine

What do you do if you have created a virtual machine using VMware Workstation and you want to move it to a different computer? Or even somewhere else on the same computer? The process is not difficult, and in most cases you can even move your virtual machine from a Windows host to a Linux host — or vice versa. If the virtual machine was created under VMware Workstation 5, follow the directions in this section.

These instructions assume that you are using a virtual disk — stored in a set of .vmdk files on your host computer.

Caution: It's always safest to make backup copies of all the files in your virtual machine's directory before you start a process like this.

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