Fail to (re)import a VM into a Win-10 Hyper-V

Christian Theriault 1 Reputation point

I'm trying to achieve something simple: my development VM is most of the time hosted on a Hyper-V 2019 server. When I go in vacation, I move it (export/import) to a Windows-10 laptop to bring it with me, and move it back the same way upon my return.

I've being doing it for the past 2 years (moving the VM many times between Win-10 and Hyper-V server 2019) and now, all of a sudden, I'm having issues to import it into the Windows-10.

Hyper-V (on the Win-10 laptop) would allow me to import it, only if I create a new ID at the import... But I cannot create a new ID, because it will mess things up once I'll move it back to the original Hyper-V 2019 host server, because this VM joined a Domain.

There are no VM, at the moment, on the laptop. But it looks like their are some residues of the VM as it wouldn't have been properly deleted before.

Here is a screen shot:

Any hints?

System Center Virtual Machine Manager
A Windows technology providing a hypervisor-based virtualization solution enabling customers to consolidate workloads onto a single server.
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  1. XinGuo-MSFT 6,226 Reputation points


    It seems that hyper-v can't find the configuration files "D:\VMExports\Tara 2022/-04/_26|vitual..\BD63....VMCX" and .VMRS.

    There are two types of Hyper-V files in the configuration folder: Virtual Machine Configuration (VMCX) files and Virtual Machine Runtime (VMRS) files.

    We need to find out the two files.


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