I used VMware-Player version 4.0.4 on one Pc. The other Pc has version 3.x installed. Transfering files from version 4 to version 3 fails, because there are different features used. I can not update it to version 4.0.4 for the reason of a problematic error, which seems to occur often, but there seems to be no clear solution. Updating to version 5.0 fails, because it would need an update for glibc...

The question is: Can I use VMware-Player version 4.0.4 to create files, that are usable with version 3.x ?

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  • Unlikely. You can create the files using 3.x and load them with version 4.x but that doesn't seem like its your problem. This is better directed towards VMWare Support directly. – Ramhound Oct 31 '12 at 15:51

Use VMware VCenter Converter to downgrade your VM (the VMX file is really what you're updating!) Its free, and works pretty good.

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    No, this upgrades the VM. It doesn't downgrade it. – td512 Feb 9 '16 at 23:58

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