The virtual machine directory is where Workstation Player stores virtual machine files, including the virtual machine configuration (.vmx) file. By default, the virtual machine directory and the working directory are the same.


Power off the virtual machine.


  1. In the host file system, rename the directory where the .vmx file is stored.
  2. Select File > Open a Virtual Machine.
  3. Browse to the new location of the .vmx file and click Open.