When you are trying to find files in the Windows file system with many files in them, for example thousands of files, you may get a result like a lot of the files were already there, which won't help you anymore, because you are looking for data in that file, not data in several other files! So a quick alternative to this process is to use a hex editor. So, go ahead and change the file path in the file paths to look like: /my data/myfile.bak, /my data/myfile1.bak and type: file. List -delete > file.list.txt, then try to run the command! And now you have a clean list of all those already existing files. As always, the easiest way to find the exact location of your files is to use the Get-ChildItem cadet. It will show you one of the two results: The first result of Get-ChildItem The result of Get-ChildItem from Get-ChildItem.ps1 Use Get-ChildItem.ps1 or Get-ChildItem.ps1 -filter «Full name|Full Size |Append, Existing,Container|Name.txt Using Get-ChildItem -Filter Full name, Full size, Append,Existing, IsContainer, Name .txt to find your files in Windows: Copy | Microsoft Learn I know this works in Windows 10, but since I am using Windows 8.1, have a little trouble in finding my files. Copy | Microsoft Learn How to copy data from a VM to a physical machine using PowerShell In VMware environments (VMs), you can copy data from one virtual machine to another without the need for the VMs to be connected directly to the hosts or the network. To accomplish this, you will use the New-VMDvdDrive cadet. New-VMDvdDrive -Name “VMname1” -Size 2048 MB -Pass thru -Computerate “VMName1” [-Create] Copy | Microsoft Learn In order to follow this guide, you will need to install the Windows PowerShell. Then, to use the New-VMDvdDrive cadet, follow the steps below: Copy | Microsoft Learn This will install Windows PowerShell on both VMs.