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Have a look at the images I installed Ubuntu 12.04 64 Bit on this VMware 9.0 Workstation and it ran well 2-3 times but now when I run VMWare workstation or player, it's not showing Ubuntu.

Where has Ubuntu gone?

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I don't use VMware, but can't you click in 'Open a Virtual Machine' then point to the directory/file where the virtual machine is? –  Renan Jun 1 '13 at 1:55

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Try pressing F9 to bring up the Library pane on the left in VMware Workstation (not in the player). It'll look like this:

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The highlighted part shows the pane I refer to.

If you don't see any VMs listed, use the following steps:

  1. Ctrl+O to "Open ..." (to be found in the "File" menu)
  2. navigate to the directory with the VM files and choose the .vmx file (should be the only one shown)enter image description here
  3. now click the "Open" button and the VM should be added to your Library.

Also in the preferences you can choose where VMware looks for VMs by default. See this screenshot:

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