When you try to start a VM WS or Fusion popup a meesage
The destination file system does not support large files
Platform : WS , Fusion
Did you move your VM to Fat32 ?
Are you using NTFS with Linux or EXT2 with Windows ?
Obviously it is a bad idea to copyvmdk- files larger than 2 GB to Fat32.
In other cases VMware is a bit outdated when brandnew filesystems are used.
If you think your filesystem should support the files you use
you may try this entry in the vmx-file.
Convert the vmdfk in question to a different format with vmware-vdiskmanager
Use a different filesystem