You can remove encryption from a virtual machine.


  • Power off the virtual machine.

  • Remove any sensitive information from the virtual machine.


  1. Select the virtual machine and select VM > Settings.
  2. On the Options tab, select Encryption.
  3. Deselect the Enable restrictions check box, if it is selected.

    You cannot remove encryption from a virtual machine while restrictions are enabled.

  4. Click Remove Encryption.
  5. Type the encryption password.
  6. Click Remove Encryption.