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Solved: VMware workstation 11 VMDKs corrupt after repairing drive

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by XPUser1991, Mar 6, 2015.

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  1. XPUser1991

    XPUser1991 Thread Starter

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    Windows said there was an error with the drive that i use for my virtual machines and i went ahead and let windows repair the errors not knowing that all of my VMDKs would be corrupt, in VMware their sizes don't show up, i did a web search and all i learned is that the vmdk descriptor file is corrupt, and i don't know if this is something that can be repaired or if i have to reinstall all of my VMs. I really hope i can just repair them, as i need some of these for school and i don't have the time to reinstall.
     
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    only the recently created VMs were corrupt, and those weren't required for school so, i guess this is solved...? also, people should use this as a warning, if windows says your drive has errors and needs to be repaired and it contains VMs on it, maybe copy them off of the drive first then repair the drive. (note: i'm reinstalling the corrupt VMs as they aren't important as the others.)
     
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    ...that people should regularly back up their important files/drives.
     
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