I recently upgraded my VMware Workstation to version 9 and today when I went to open a few of my VMs to do some quick testing I got an error related to “virtual machine’s policies are too old…”. Grr. Nothing changed but the upgrade.
After a bit of Googling I found a link with a solution that worked for me:
1. Edit the vmx-file and remove all lines starting with policy*
2. Rename the vmpl file if it exists
I don’t know why I (and apparently other people) had to perform these steps after this v9 upgrade, but I did. I hope this helps someone else out there scratching there head in potential panic mode about possible “lost” VMs.