VMware VIClient “Please specify a valid image file” Error Fix

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Using VMware Infrastructure Client to manage your VMs? Try mounting a valid CD image and get the following error?

Please specify a valid image... IT IS VALID DAMNIT!
Please specify a valid image file... IT IS VALID DAMNIT!

Here’s what my file looked like:


If you rename your ISO file’s extention to all lowercase, VIClient will now accept it, even with the long filename.


There is a bug with the VIClient where it requires the file extention “iso” which is case sensitive.

7 thoughts on “VMware VIClient “Please specify a valid image file” Error Fix

  1. I spent 3 days trying to install this freaking thing and all it was???? a uppercase .ISO extension. Unbelievable. It almost makes me want to hate computers!!!

  2. unbelievable, I thought my image is not ok I download again, again same issue download again sam issue than I was fed up so I search the error, what I find bammmmmmmm the solution which is very simple thank you so much guys.

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