Renaming VMWare Files In Virtual CenterPrint This Post
When you rename a Virtual Machine in VMWare’s Virtual Center the display name changes, but the files in the datastore do not. The .vmx, .vmdk, .nvram, etc… files retain the original name you gave them when the Virtual Machine was created. This presents a problem if you ever need to back track and figure out what the files are for.
Renaming all filenames/references manually is a daunting & error prone task; which starts with opening the .vmx file and renaming everything. An easier way to achieve the same outcome is to shutdown the VM and migrate it to a different datastore. All of the files and folders will be renamed to the name you specify in the wizard.