Check for missing files failed

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I have Windows 7 PC and I have installed VMWare Worksatation 6.5 on the Windows PC.
Even though I have been able to open the VMware successfully, I have not been able to start it.
I receive the following error in an attempt to do so.
Check for missing files failed
Insufficient permission to access file
Answered By 0 points N/A #134586

Check for missing files failed


Hello James,

To resolve the issue that you are getting, you will need to try disabling the User Access Control feature on your computer and see if that will resolve the issue.

If that does not resolve the issue, you will need to try the following:

  • Try restoring from backup – you will need to dump all backup to NAS.
  • After that, using rsync, you will need to check if the backup had read-only permission (UNIX 0444).  
  • The files that could be affected in this case are: myvmname.vmx, myvnmname.vmdk.
  • You will need to get rid of the Readonly flag.
  • That should resolve the issue.




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