I almost want to troll just because you said that.
Yes, I invited that.
I, too, have no preferences for VMware/Virtualization, it's just we use VMware at work, and I've never used the latter... new things make me scared and confused. :hideunderdeskicon:
What I did to see if I could replicate what you're seeing is I created a folder on the root of my C drive and a file inside it. Here's what I see.
What I would try first is clicking ADVANCED, and determining what permissions each group has. In my case, The Admin group as well as my own account have full control.
Next, check the Owner Tab. Are you the owner of the file?
I've followed your bouncing ball and get what you're getting, though some other user (S-1-5-21-938813117-... etc...) was the owner. I've changed it to MY user account, but it seemingly hasn't worked: I still fail to open on account of "Insufficient permission to access file."
Have you tried running VMWare as an Administrator?
Yes, now the folks on the VMware site suggested this (after I typed here), and it does actually work. Doesn't solve the underlying issue, imho, but it is a way of working. Well, it means all my shortcuts to VMs no longer work, since they point directly to the vmx files, and the player won't have been running in admin mode and fail.
Do you have this problem when the disk store is inside your User folder (say in My Documents)?
Loathe to move a 40GB set of files onto my local HDD (sheer time), I decided to copy a much smaller, ooooold Windows 95 VM into My Documents. Then I tried the original on I-drive, and, predictably, it failed. When I tried the MyDocs copy, I got the blissfully old Windows 95 splash-screen and teared-up at the memories. Aaaahhhhh
Short answer: yes, that also works.
I appreciate your help. You're good at this. But, no, I'll not condemn you with "you should do this for a living". :lol:
If the above does not solve your issue, simply add the "Everyone" group with "modify" or "full control".
If you create several VMS on the I: your SIDs will be all over the place. The Everyone group will cover those SID creations.
Alright... Directory Properties/Security... Um... there isn't an EVERYBODY group? I have:
S-1-5-21-... lots of numbers
So, um, pardon my ignorance, but how do I grant to everybody. (I do recall there being an EVERYBODY on my XP.) You do write "Add" (
), but when I tried adding EVERYBODY it said:
An object named "EVERYBODY" cannot be found. Check the selected object types and location for accuracy and ensure that you typed the object name correctly, or remove this object from the selection.
Thanks again to you both.