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Moving a Workstation 4 Virtual Machine to a New Host Machine

1. Make sure VMware Workstation 5 is installed and working correctly on the new host computer.

2. Locate the virtual disk files you are moving and copy them into the new virtual machine directory. Be sure to copy all the files in the virtual machine's original directory. If you stored any files in directories other than the virtual machine directory, be sure to move them into a directory of the same name and same position relative to the location of the virtual machine.

If, for some reason, you are not moving a file, make sure you do not have any relative or absolute paths pointing to that file. Use the virtual machine settings editor and check to see if your virtual machine is pointing to the correct location for files you do not move. In the virtual machine settings editor, select each device and be sure that any devices with associated files are pointed to the correct files. Also, check the Options tab to be sure the location for the redo-log file is correct.

In addition, if you have any absolute paths pointing to any files you are moving, change them to relative paths.

3. Start VMware Workstation 5 and open the virtual machine you just moved. Choose File > Open, then browse to the virtual machine's configuration (.vmx) file.

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