VMWare Convertor – A file I/O error occurred while accessing

Written by James McDonald

January 17, 2012

Just got this error when running vmware convertor on Windows 7 to transfer an XP image to ESXi 4.

Looks like VMWare Convertor can’t find the files.

Opening the Virtual PC’s settings and you find that it is referencing a `Parent Disk’. Copy the this file to the same directory:

You should now be able to copy the VM up to your ESXI server.

Note: You need to have the Virtual PC in a Powered Down state in order for VMWare Convertor to work.

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