If you move a linked clone, or if you move its parent virtual machine, make sure that the clone can access the parent virtual machine.

You cannot power on a linked clone if Workstation cannot locate the original virtual machine.

For example, if you put a linked clone on a laptop and the parent remains on another machine, you can use the clone only when the laptop connects to the network or drive where the parent is stored.

To use a cloned virtual machine on a disconnected laptop, you must use a full clone, or you must move the parent virtual machine to the laptop.