VMWare error: File is too large

I recently bought a Buffalo LinkStation NAS drive to be used on my LAN. The idea being that all shared files to go there as also the VMs (I need lots of them for the work that I do!).ir-leasing.ru

Installed the NAS drive, created shared areas, configured a DLNA server etc etc. All went fine. Now the moment of truth – would I be able to successfully run VMs that reside on NAS?

Setup was as follows:

Launched one of the VMs by double clicking the .vmx file. All fine so far, VM Player kicks in and starts to load, but then the following error was thrown:

Here’s how to fix it:

Now fire up the VM again and hopefully it should work as normal!

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3 Responses to “VMWare error: File is too large”

  1. Sam said:

    Sep 14, 15 at 4:35 am

    Thanks a lot, worked:)

  2. John said:

    May 21, 13 at 7:49 pm

    THANK YOU! That worked like a charm.

  3. Hendro Andario said:

    Nov 20, 12 at 8:14 am

    First after get this error I edit my settings to use memory > 2GB and 2 processors, but still no luck.

    I tried your method and it’s worked!! Funny
    Thanks, you’ve saved my day.


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