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Considerations for Moving Workstation Disks in Undoable Mode
Once you commit or discard changes made to a disk in undoable mode, you can move your disk between Linux and Windows host operating systems. You can also move your disk to different locations on your computer and to other computers with the same host operating system.
However, if you cannot or do not want to commit or discard the changes made to your undoable disk, note the following:
Follow these steps to check the configuration and see whether or not you can move your undoable disk without committing or discarding changes:
1. Start VMware Workstation 3.
If you are moving a disk in undoable mode from one computer to another computer, start VMware Workstation 3 on the computer that currently has your disk.
2. Open the configuration file for the virtual machine that uses the undoable mode disk you wish to move.
In the VMware Workstation window, select File > Open and choose the configuration file of the virtual machine with the disk you want to move.
3. Open the Virtual Machine Control Panel.
4. Examine the entry for your virtual disk to see whether it includes a full path to the first virtual disk file. For example, on a Windows host, you might see a disk file listing like this:
My Documents\My Virtual Machines\Windows Me\Windows Me.vmdk
Entries for SCSI disks are similar.
If your disk file information resembles the example above (with a full path to the first disk file) and you have not committed or discarded changes to the undoable disk, the following rules apply:
My Documents\My Virtual Machines\Windows Me\
on the original host computer, you must place them in that same location on the new host computer.
If your disk file information does not contain a path, it looks like this:
If your disk entry resembles the one above (just a filename with a .vmdk extension), you can move the disk and redo log anywhere you wish.