The procedures I suggest for some typical problem often require
I can't take any responsibilty when you mess up your data following
This just lists up what I would do in such a case.
Please also note that official VMware support will very likely claim
that those cases listed as "restore" are lost.
Don't give up too early - you may still be able to rescue some data.
For in depth discussion of the listed procedure use the search
function at VMTN , german forum and sanbarrow forum.
Search for username "continuum" and terms from desaster