VMWare Error: "The parent virtual disk has been modified since the child was created"
Last Updated September 10, 2013
After using omnifs32.exe to manipulate a VMWare VMDK file, you receive the above error message when you try to power on that virtual machine.
This issue occurs if you try to manipulate the filesystem of a VMDK for which there is an associated VMWare snapshot.
Omnifs32.exe is not supported and not capable of manipulating the filesystem of a VMDKs that contain snapshots. Once this error message occurs, you will have to revert to a known good snapshot to resolve the problem. If you want to use Omnifs32.exe on that VMDK without receiving the error, the snapshots must be removed.
Imported Document ID: TECH134896
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