Import VM Images in VMware Workstation (VMDK File)

Step 1: Go to the downloads directory of your system (default one) or to the location where you have saved the VM image.

Step 2: Extract the compressed file using the 7-Zip.

Extract Downloaded VM Archive File
Extract Downloaded VM Archive File

Optionally, move the extracted folder to where you have your other VMs.

Step 3: Open VMware Workstation and go to File >> Open.

Import Virtual Appliance
Import Virtual Appliance

Step 4: Browse to the location where you have extracted the VM image. Select the image and then click on Open.

Select VM Image
Select VM Image

Step 5: In a second or two, you should see a new Virtual Machine in the VMware Workstation.

Virtual Machine
Virtual Machine

Step 6: If required, you can change the virtual machine’s resources like CPU, Memory, Network, and other settings by Edit virtual machine settings.

Edit Virtual Machine Settings
Edit Virtual Machine Settings

Step 7: You can now power on the virtual machine to start working on it.

Power On Virtual Machine
Power On Virtual Machine

Step 8: Click on I Copied It.

Copy Virtual Machine
Copy Virtual Machine

Virtual Machine Running On VMware Workstation:

Virtual Machine Running on VMware Workstation
Virtual Machine Running on VMware Workstation

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