HowTo Rename VMware Player image

Steps to rename a VMware player image

  • Optional: Rename (or copy) containing folder on your disk to \<newname>\
  • Rename .vmx to <newname>.vmx
  • Optional Cleanup
    • Delete *.log
    • Delete *.vmsd
    • Delete *.vmxf
  • Rename inside image
    • Start image – double click <newname>.vmx
    • Reply to popup-window: “I moved the image” (if you are renaming the image – else reply “copied”)
    • From image frame: Player – Manage – Virtual Machine Settings – Tab Options – “Virtual Machine Name:” <newname> – OK

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