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Virtual machine library is empty after upgrading Fusion (2039312)

Purpose

This article provides steps to import a virtual machine in VMware Fusion.
 
When Fusion is upgraded/downgraded, the Virtual Machine library is empty by default. The virtual machine must be added or imported to the library manually.

Resolution

To import the virtual machine in Fusion:

  1. Click the Spotlight icon in the top-right corner of the screen.
  2. Type .vmwarevm.
  3. Click Show All.
  4. If you see more results that are not virtual machines, click File Name in the search bar of the search result window(rather than Contents).
  5. Double-click the virtual machine to import it in the Virtual Machine library.
Note: If you are unable to add the virtual machine using the steps in this article:

Update History

12-07-2012 - Modified article to address the issue

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