Removable Device is already connected to another virtual machine – how to find which VM?

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VMWare Workstation 15 Pro:  15.5.6 build-16341506

Host:  Windows 10 Pro, Version: 1709, Build 16299.936

Guest:  Any (both Win and Linux)

 

Hello All,

 

VMWare Menu -> VM -> Removable Devices -> {desired device} -> Connect (Disconnect from Host)

 

If the device is connected to another VM, a dialog box with message is received (as expected):

 

‘{desired device}’ is already connected to another virtual machine

 

Is it possible to see which VM the device is connected to without having to cycle through all VMs to find it?

 

It is not uncommon to have 10 to 12 VMs running and manually searching each VM gets old.

 

Thanks.

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