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Creating and editing config.ini for VMware Workstation on Windows hosts (1754)
Some Knowledge Base articles tell me to edit the config.ini file, but I can't find it. Where is it? How do I create it if it doesn't exist?
To see if the file already exists, look for it in:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\VMware Workstation
Make sure you are looking on the Windows host on which you have installed the VMware software. You should not look for this file in your virtual machine.
- On Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 2008 Server R2 and Windows 10 hosts, look for the file in:
Product Version Configuration File VMware Workstation 4.x to 11.x %PROGRAMDATA%\VMWare\VMware Workstation\config.ini VMware Workstation Pro 12.x and later VMware Workstation Player 12.1 and later VMware Workstation Player Pro 12.1 and later VMware Player 4.x to 11.x %PROGRAMDATA%\VMWare\VMware Player\config.ini VMware Workstation Player 12.0 VMware Workstation Player Pro 12.0
Note: This folder is normally hidden by default. In order to make this folder viewable/accessible:
- Open a new folder.
- Go to Tools > Folder Options.
- Click the View tab, and select Show hidden files, folders and drives.
- Open Notepad.
Caution: Do not use Word or Wordpad, because these editors create extra characters in the text file that render the configuration settings that you add unreadable.
- Save a new, empty text file named config.ini in the location above.
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