You can open an existing virtual machine from its package file.

Unless you specify a file location for a virtual machine when you create it, Fusion saves the virtual machine package to a default location, which can vary. See Default File Location of a Virtual Machine.


  1. In the Finder, browse to the virtual-machine location, such as the default your home directory/Virtual Machines folder, and find the package or configuration file for the virtual machine.
    Virtual machine package files have the extension .vmwarevm. Virtual machine configuration files have the extension .vmx.
  2. (Optional) You can view a file's extension by selecting File > Get info.
  3. Double-click the virtual machine package or configuration file to open the virtual machine in Fusion.
    If Fusion is not running, it starts automatically.