You can remove encryption from a virtual machine at any time.


  • Suspend or power off the virtual machine.
  • Verify that you have the password for the encrypted virtual machine.


  1. Select Window > Virtual Machine Library.
  2. Select a virtual machine in the Virtual Machine Library window and click Settings.
  3. Under Other in the Settings window, click Encryption.
  4. Deselect the Enable Encryption check box.
  5. Type the password for the virtual machine.
  6. Click OK.


Encryption is removed from the virtual machine. You no longer not need a password to access the virtual machine and its contents.