VMWare Player Error: “Failed to open virtual machine: Failed to query source for information.”
May 7, 2010 4 Comments
I was converting over one of the last of my few Virtual PC images to VMWare today, and received this error. I had to do a little searching before I found what the problem was, it was due to the Virtual Machine Configuration file (*.vmc), being in a separate directory than the VHD that it was referencing.
VMC file located in J:\Virtual Images\Server2003_01.vmc
The VHD file was located in J:\Virtual Images\Server2003_01\Server2003_01.vhd
Moving the VMC file into the J:\Virtual Images\Server2003_01\ directory did the trick. I could now open the VMC file in VMWare player, and convert it over.
Just wanted to share this quick tidbit… hope it can help someone else!