How To Fix File Not Found Error When Launching VMware Fusion On Mac OS

After i reinstall VMware Fusion in macOS, when i click it to open it, it will popup a dialog with error message File Not Found as below picture.

launch vmware fusion file not found error

The reason for this error is because i manually delete a virtual machine file which i had created in old version VMware Fusion before, and the remove action take place in mac OS Finder not in VMware Fusion. Then when i launch the new VMware Fusion, it can not find the old virtual machine file.

1.How To Fix File Not Found Error When Launching VMware Fusion.

Right click the VMware Fusion icon in dock, then it will popup below menu list. You can see the first item is the old virtual machine, and the virtual machine file has been removed manually in macOS Finder.

vmware fusion popup menu list

To fix this error, just click the Virtual Machine Library menu item in above menu list, then it will popup below virtual machine library window. Right click the removed virtual machine in left panel, then click Delete menu item in the popup menu list. After remove the old virtual machine from VMware Fusion, you can launch it successfully.

vmware fusion virtual machine library delete virtual machine

2. How To Create Virtual Machine In VMware Fusion.

Follow below steps to create new virtual machine in VMware Fusion.

  1. Right click VMware Fusion icon in dock, click Virtual Machine Library menu item, then click plus button ( + ) at top left corner, then click New menu item.
    vmware fusion virtual machine library create new virtual machine
  2. Click install from disk or image icon, click Continue button.
    vmware fusion new virtual machine install from disc or image
  3. Click use another disk or disc image button to select the iso file, then click Continue button.
    vmware fusion new virtual machine use another disk or disc image
  4. Input account name, password and select windows version in next window, click Continue button.
    vmware fusion new virtual machine input account name password window
  5. Select More Seamless in Integration window, click Continue button.
    vmware fusion new virtual machine integration window
  6. Click Finish button to complete the virtual machine creation. It will popup a dialog to let you choose the virtual machine saved folder.
    vmware fusion new virtual machine finish window
  7. After create the virtual machine, you can click the settings icon at virtual machine top tool bar to change the virtual machine settings, such as memory size, disk space size etc.
    vmware fusion virtual machine settings 1
  8. You can see below youtube video to learn more, thanks.

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