I have several VMs that were recovered from VMFS and put onto a Windows USB Drive (NTFS). I moved the files off of the USB drive back onto the ESXi server. I started the VM using Workstation, but get the message: “Unable to enumerate all disks” (there is just 1 disk, but there are vswp files)
I then attempted to mount the drive in Windows, but I get: “Error reading volume information. Please select another disk file”. This happens whether I read the base vmdk or the flat.vmdk.
After this I created a new VM (Local, not ESXi) and tried to map the flat.vmdk to the new VM. When I click finish on the Add Hardware Wizard I get: “The file specified is not a virtual disk”
I’m not real sure where to go at this point. The files look like this:
I’m not sure what else I can do at this point to get my data back. There are other VM’s on this recovered disk that are similar in that I cannot access them. I’m sure there must be a way that I am completely missing