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Accidentally Deleted my Windows XP Virtual Machine in Fusion

January 18, 2009 by debbie T | Mac SoftwareWindows on the Mac

Yikes, while messing around with an install of the Windows 7 beta in VMware Fusion, I accidentally deleted my Windows XP virtual machine.

Luckily, I didn’t empty my trash right away, and I noticed my mistake right away. So, I dragged the trashed file back into my “Virtual Machines” folder in documents, re-started VMware, and oops, it didn’t display in the list of my virtual machines. I couldn’t “import” the file either.

I right-clicked on the file in Finder, and noticed the “open with” command. hmm, maybe I could simply open the file? So, I double-clicked the file in Finder, and yay, it started it in VMware Fusion, and it was indeed now added to the list of my Virtual Machines. phew.

So, if you accidentally delete one of your virtual machines in error, just drag it back to your Virtual Machines folder and double click the file in Finder. Easy peasy!

There are 4 comments

  1. I have a question that has nothing to do with VMWare or any sort of virtual machines. My question is where you think “easy peasy” got into your lexicon. The reason I ask is because I’ve started saying it lately because Research Assistant Niraj says it all the time. Have we transferred this phrase to you or did you come by it independently? I love the phrase and find it quite enjoyable!

    Comment by Allison Sheridan on January 18th, 2009
  2. haha, I thought of you when I wrote that, but I recently heard you say that phrase too.

    I have been saying that for years. I don’t think I necessarily “say” it in real life, but I do write it a lot.

    I did a search on this blog, and found that back in 2004, I was writing it
    http://splashofstyle.com/archives/2004/05/04/firefox-extensions/

    and I know I write it a lot when I send emailed instructions about something to someone.

    In my head I also say “easy breazy covergirl” too. LOL But I don’t write that in public, only in my head. hahaa

    Comment by debbie T on January 18th, 2009
  3. Actually, that should be “easy breezy BEAUTIFUL Covergirl”

    haha, but again, I don’t normally say that out loud!!!

    I think I am an “America’s Top Model” fan

    Comment by debbie T on January 18th, 2009
  4. so I’m at the grocery store last week and I asked the woman for Calgon water softener, and she said Calgon isn’t water softener, it’s bath salts, and she looked at me and said, “Calgon, take me away!” How many of these phrases are clogging our brains and eliminating our ability to remember things like our own blood types?

    Comment by Allison Sheridan on January 18th, 2009