VMWare Workstation powering on virtual machine error: “Failed to lock the file”



VMWare Workstation powering on virtual machine error: “Failed to lock the file”

When I powered on a Virtual machine in VMWare Workstation 10, I got this error: “Failed to lock the file”.  The problem occurred when the PC was powered off due to some power issues while the Virtual machine was up and running.  When I tried to power on the Virtual machine, it gave this error and halted.

The screenshot of the error is as follows:

This is due the fact that the files are in use by some other application and the locks on these files are still active.  Then, I checked the files in the filesystem for this virtual machine and found some lock files, like the ones given below:

564d10be-b62c-927b-6434-5c7cecffeb69.vmem.lck

Red Hat Linux.vmdk.lck

Red Hat Linux.vmdk.lck

I deleted these lock files from the Virtual machine filesystem directory and tried to boot the virtual machine.

It worked fine and the virtual machine booted successfully.


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